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The Modern Welsh Lovespoon hopes to keep a romantic tradition alive. Dating back to the 17th century, a man would carve a lovespoon to give as a gift during courtship. Decorated with common symbols of love, they were intended to reflect the skill of the carver in order to prove to the woman’s family that he could provide for her through woodworking. So intricate, these lovespoons would be used as decoration.
Nevertheless, the Modern Welsh Lovespoon is a simpler version relying on only one symbol of love, arguably the most important, to display a person’s affection. The handle is colored in either bright pink or orange and ends subtly in the shape of a heart. Thus, this Modern Welsh Lovespoon can be used in the kitchen.