INCA INDIAN UTILITY SPOON FROM THE SHORE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

INCA INDIAN UTILITY SPOON FROM THE SHORE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
Item# newitem140406740
Current value: $25.00
Current price: $15.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

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INCA INDIAN UTILITY SPOON FROM THE SHORE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
THE FIRST TIME I WANT TO THE COUNTRY OF CHILE AND WALKED THE PACIFIC OCEAN SHORE IN THE CITY OF ANTOFAGASTA I NOTICE AT LOW TIDE THE EXPOSED VOLCANIC ROCK SEEMED TO BE SQUIRTING HUNDREDS OF STREAMS OF WATER STRAIGHT INTO THE AIR. EACH STREAM WOULD SQUIRT THEN RECEDE AND SQUIRT AGAIN OVER AND OVER. IT LOOKS LIKE A MAN MADE DANCING WATER FOUNTAIN.

UPON CLOSER OBSERVATION I NOTICED IT WAS MOLLUSK CLEANING TO THE ROCKS AND EJECTING WATER STRAIGHT INTO THE AIR. I COULD SEE SOME DEAD ONES LAYING IN THE SAND. I PICKED ONE UP AND FOUND IT HAD A NATURAL HOLE IN THE SHELL. MY IMAGINATION WENT TO WORK ON HOW THE INDIANS ALONG THE SHORE COULD USE THESE NATURAL SHELLS. ONE OF THE USES I VISUALIZE WAS TO USE THEM AS DECORATION ON THEIR BODY.

UPON VISITING A SMALL MUSEUM I DISCOVERED AN ANCIENT USE I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF IN A MILLION YEARS. THEY WERE USED AS SPOONS. I WAS ABLE TO HOLD AND TAKE PICTURES OF ONE OF THE ANCIENT SPOONS. I LATER COLLECTED SEVERAL OF THESE SPECIAL MOLLUSK SHELLS AND CLEANED THEM. IT WAS A HARD JOB CLEANING THEM BUT I WAS SUCCESSFUL SO I BROUGHT SEVERAL OF THEM HOME.

I TOOK MATERIAL I HAD AND MADE A DUPLICATE OF THE ANCIENT SPOON. THIS IS A MUCH DIFFERENT ARTIFACT THEN WE ARE USE TO SEEING IN NORTH AMERICA. IT IS WRAPPED AND DRESS EXACTLY AS THE ANCIENT ONE I SAW MADE BY THE NATIVES. THE BOWL AND STAND WAS A LATER ADDITION TO THE SPOON AND IS MORE MODERN.

THE BUYER WILL GET THE SPOON, CERAMIC INDIAN POT (NOT OLD) AND THE DISPLAY STAND. ALSO I AM INCLUDING ONE OF THE MOLLUSK SO YOU MAY WANT TO MAKE A SPOON YOURSELF.

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