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Spooning in Early Modern Wales: The Sweet Symbolism of a Welsh Love Spoon

Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:09
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Welsh love spoon.

While one often thinks of presenting his/her loved ones with flowers or candy as a gesture of romance, it was once more common to present one’s loved ones with love spoons, “wooden (ivory or bone) spoons for symbolic/ceremonial rather than utilitarian purposes…” Beginning around 1667, Welsh love spoons joined an already rich tradition, and “spooning” a possible or current partner became an important aspect of Welsh and British romance.

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