Pewter Ladle

by Boma
Canada
$95.00
Item No. B401
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This pewter ladle is the shape of the old horn spoons carved by the Pacific Northwest coastal Indians. The carving on the handle showing the bear, and raven stealing the sun. The pewter used is free of heavy metals, and suitable for use with food. This ladle, and the matching Pewter Fork, make elegant serving pieces. The length is 8½ inches. Handcrafted in Canada.

This pewter ladle is the shape of the old horn spoons carved by the Pacific Northwest coastal Indians. The carving on the handle showing the bear, and raven stealing the sun. The pewter used is free of heavy metals, and suitable for use with food. This ladle, and the matching Pewter Fork, make elegant serving pieces. The length is 8½ inches. Handcrafted in Canada.

  • Raven Stealing the Sun
    Long ago, by the mouth of a great river, lived an old chief and his only daughter. It was said that the old man kept the sun hidden away in a box. Raven wanted to have this sun and had tried to get it many times without success. At length he hit on a plan. He noticed that the daughter went to the well every day for a supply of water, so he transformed himself into a pine needle, dropped into her drinking water and was swallowed. She became pregnant and in due time he was reborn as the chief's grandson. Thus he gained access to the house.

    Raven became a great favorite with the old chief who let him have anything he asked for. One day he asked to play with the sun box, but this the old man refused to grant. Raven gave him no peace, and finally, weary of his whining, his grandfather let him play with it. The Raven quickly took the box and rolled it about until he had it outside. Then dashing the box to pieces, he took the sun in his beak and placed it in the sky, where it has been giving light to the world ever since.

  • Boma Pewter
    The basic element of pewter is tin. Tin is too soft to be used on its own, so is tempered with small amounts of copper and antimony to create pewter.

    Pewter neither rusts as iron does nor tarnishes like silver. It is a metal which easily adapts to the making of household and ornamental articles. Pewter has been widely used by man for many thousands of years.

    Care: Pewter, being a delicate metal is not meant to be exposed to hear or harsh materials. Treat your pewter with care by hand washing with mild soap instead of using a dishwasher.

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