The Boa and their neighbors, the Lega, carve spoons of elephant ivory and bone. These are not used for eating, but as emblems of the two highest levels of the Bwami society. They are also used to symbolically "feed" masked dancers of the Bwami during performances.
Spoon with deep oval bowl and short handle that has two wide curved supports joined at the top by a triangular bridge. Handle side of bowl is pointed. Ivory has a warm golden patina.