Sweet gum flat-head ladle/scoop - 12"
This ladle/scoop was sculpted from a tree that had to be removed for safety reasons from a friend's backyard in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The mottled shades are a result of natural processes within the tree.
The deep bowl of this utensil is great for stirring and serving soups and chili. The flat head works well for scraping the bottom of a pan or stock pot.
The utensil has been soaked in food-safe mineral oil and buffed with wax from our bees. The mildly glossy finish will eventually fade with use and be replaced with muted, velvety patina. You may use mineral oil or other food-safe treatments will sharpen colors if you desire, but no treatment is necessary for the spoon to remain useful.