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Y Draig a'r Bluen (The Dragon and the Feather) Welsh Lovespoon

Y Draig a'r Bluen (The Dragon and the Feather) Welsh Lovespoon
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The Dragon and The Feather ("Y Draig a'r Bluen" in Welsh) hand carved wooden Welsh tradition lovespoon with heart shaped bowl.

The gift of a love spoon as a token of affection and commitment stems from ancient times with examples from all over the world. The most widespread and enduring tradition began in Wales in the mid-1600s. The tradition, which continues to this day, tells us that a young man in love carved a spoon, in itself a symbol of food and plenty, to be presented to the young woman he fancied. Since romance was involved the design of the spoon often included symbols of love, protection, stability, the ability of the suitor to provide for a family, luck, prosperity and many other things. Tradition also tells us that if the young woman accepted the love spoon, she also accepted his love, so it was sort of a rural engagement ring. We don't know if that is strictly true, but if it isn't, it should be.

This love spoon features a heart shaped bowl surmounted by dragon protecting a feather. The feather arises from the divided heart shaped bowl that symbolizes two hearts joined as one.  It will make a great gift for an anniversary or wedding as well as other occasions. It is about 12" long, and 2-1/2" wide.

This love spoon would make a wonderfully unique wedding gift. It is my original design, and there is not another like it in the world. A gift of this spoon would mean so much more than something purchased in a mall.

The spoon is hand carved from basswood with a walnut oil finish.

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