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Traditional Welsh Handcarved Sapele (African Mahogany) Welsh Dragon Love Spoon

Traditional Welsh Handcarved Sapele (African Mahogany) Welsh Dragon Love Spoon
£27.00 1 Available
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Description

Unique Welsh Dragon Love Spoon made from a solid piece of Sapele Wood. This handcarved Lovespoon also contains hearts, a shield, a horse shoe, and two bells. It has been upcycled from reclaimed wood. A perfect present for Christmas, an anniversary, birthday, wedding or engagement.

The love spoon is approximately 23 cms long, approximately 6.5 cms at its widest point and approximately 1.5 cm in depth.

The Symbols on this spoon mean:
Dragon - national symbol and strength/protection
Hearts - True love
Horse shoe - Good luck and happiness
Shield - protection
Bells - wedding/ wedding anniversary

I am a firm believer in upcycling using reclaimed wood whenever possible. I often recycle the packaging I send out my items in.

All items to the UK mainland are shipped 1st Class Royal Mail.

For all other areas or countries please contact me for a shipping price.

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Inspiration

I have always been fascinated by old-fashioned traditions and customs.

The practice of giving love spoons started in Wales during the 17th century. They were handcrafted by male suitors as a romantic gesture for the maiden they admired.

Traditionally, love spoons declared a gentleman's intent to court a lady. Given as a romantic sentiment, it symbolised a carvers devotion to producing a work of art worthy of their beloved.

The tokens were typically crafted from a single piece of wood. Some even believed that they represented an early form of engagement ring.

A piece of sapele was selected and cut to accommodate the size of the love spoon. The love spoon was cut using a scrollsaw following a design. I then handcarved it to enhance the fine detail. Next I sanded it to a smooth finish and coated it with several coats of lacquer to protect it and highlight the beautiful grain of the wood. The lacquer used is water and heat resistant, and toy safe.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Sharpiesjustwood within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £3.85 £0.00

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