The spoons are recurring in tribal art. It is distinguished by the quality of its sculpture. They use it to serve the meal and will joyfully wield it during the "dances of the hospitable woman". As in many cases, this spoon has an anthropomorphic handle, here a male body with curved muscles.
Culture and Traditions
Kongo, also called Bakongo, group of Bantu-speaking peoples related through language and culture and dwelling along the Atlantic coast of Africa from Pointe-Noire, Congo (Brazzaville), in the north, to Luanda, Angola, in the south. In the east, their territory is limited by the Kwango River and in the northeast by Malebo (Stanley) Pool, in the Congo River. The Kongo thus live in Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), and Angola
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Prairie View A&M University, "KONGO Culture Of Arts in Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), and Angola- ( Rice Spoon)" (2022). African Sculptures and Masks. 36.