Wooden spatula. A pierced and interlaced pattern is carved on the handle and a loop pattern in the middle of the shaft. It has a leaf-shaped blade. Used while cooking rice, the pattern of this distinctive spatula follows a design that evolved among runaway slave communities. Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2472
Collection: World Cultures; Special collections
Type: Spatula
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: early 20th century
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Spatula: 10 x 470 x 80 mm

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