These spoons were made from a part of the birch tree that is very low to the ground…. They were carved and hung out to dry. Once they would harden, they were carved to form. The spoons were soaked in the water of a red bush, which would dye the spoon a reddish colour.
My mother used them when boiling fish and meat. She would never use it outdoors though as they were delicate and needed to be well taken care of.
– Ronnie Loon, Mistissini