The tip of the spoon features the head of a man. His facial features are carved in exquisite detail - he wears a red painted mask, a buffalo horn headdress, a conch shell disc, glass beads, and a quilled dangle finished with tin cones and dyed blue and orange horse hair.
The upper portion of the handle has a beaded white and blue band; the lower portion is decorated with a red, blue, yellow, and white quillwork design.
The scoop shows the natural texture of the inside of the horn cover and has a wonderful mottled finished, brought out with a red stain. The back of the ladle has also been stained with a red pigment.
The piece is signed by the artist.