Welsh Love Spoons – τα κουτάλια της αγάπης

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Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Presenting a spoon
Means I love you

 

Welsh love spoons are decoratively carved wooden spoons that are often presented as a gift of romantic intent. The love spoon is normally decorated with various symbols of love and were traditionally intended to showcase the skills of the carver.

The giving and receiving of lovespoons between lovers, friends and family is a Welsh custom that dates back to the 17th century. Young men over the centuries lovingly carved a love spoon from one piece of wood using symbols of love such as hearts, celtic knotwork, bells and horseshoes to create a beautiful and lasting gift.

The custom of carving and giving Love Spoons originated in Wales hundreds of years ago. As well as giving gifts of sweets or cakes, the young Welsh lover would also give a special, more personal gift to the object of their desire, a hand-carved Love Spoon.

Welsh Love Spoons

One of the earliest examples can be seen at the Museum of Welsh Life in St. Fagans, dated 1667. There are both Welsh and English words that have their origin in the custom of giving lovespoons. The English word ‘spooning’ now refers to a pair kissing or cwtching (cuddling), and in Welsh, ‘sboner’ is used in parts of Wales to refer to a boyfriend.

Although mostly considered a Welsh tradition, love spoons have been produced throughout Europe, especially in other Celtic countries, such as Brittany where the Breton name for love spoons translates as “marriage spoons”.

Παρόλο που υπάρχουν παρόμοιες παραδόσεις και στις σκανδιναβικές χώρες, αυτό το άρθρο θα επικεντρωθεί ειδικά στην ουαλική παράδοση. Το ουαλικό κουτάλι αγάπης είναι ακριβώς αυτό που ακούγεται – ένα κουτάλι που κοσμείται με περίτεχνο τρόπο και προσφέρεται σε ένα ρομαντικό σύντροφο (ή έναν ελπιδοφόρο συνεργάτη).

Ωστόσο, αυτή η πτυχή της παράδοσης φαίνεται να έχει ξεθωριάσει καθώς τα κουτάλια έγιναν πιο διακοσμητικά. Τα ουαλικά κουτάλια μπορούν να διατηρήσουν μεγαλύτερη διάρκεια ζωής και με αυτόν τον τρόπο.

 

Η  Catherine Zeta-Jones αποκαλύπτει την πρωτότυπη συλλογή της

Η εντυπωσιακή Ουαλή ηθοποιός έχει μία συλλογή με παραδοσιακά αντικείμενα από την πατρίδα της.

Η όμορφη star του Hollywood ανέβασε μία φωτογραφία στο instagram με τα πολύ όμορφα “κουτάλια της αγάπης” από την Ουαλία.

Όπως ανέφερε, η παράδοση αυτή ξεκίνησε από τον 17ο αιώνα και τα ξύλινα κουτάλια αυτά αποτελούν δείγμα αγάπης και φιλία.

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Μάλιστα, έδειξε και τα ξεχωριστά “κουτάλια της αγάπης” που δέχτηκε ως δώρο για τον γάμο της και την γέννηση των παιδιών της, Dylan και Carys

Στην Ελλάδα το κουταλάκι τραγουδήθηκε κάπως διαφορετικά χαχαχα!!!

https://www.welsh-lovespoons.co.uk/

https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/spooning-early-modern-wales-sweet-symbolism-welsh-love-spoon-009894

https://www.eirinika.gr/article/173654/catherine-zeta-jones-apokalyptei-tin-prototypi-syllogi-tis-ta-idiaitera-dora-poy

20 comments on “Welsh Love Spoons – τα κουτάλια της αγάπης

    • The tradition of carving lovespoons is thought to have been derived from the making of culinary spoons and the giving of a spoon became symbolic with the expression of the wish to “feed” or support the object of the prospective suitor’s desire. It was a short step to decorating such a spoon and to investing it with symbols of the suitor’s hopes and wishes.

      Have a nice day Derrick!!

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    • Thank you !!!

      The practice of making and giving lovespoons by prospective suitors was common in Wales throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries but the custom became less popular towards the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.

      There has been a revival of the custom over the last 40 or so years and many people today make love spoons on a commercial basis for customers to utilise for the commemoration of special events in their lives or in the lives of their loved ones.

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    • Εκτός από τα κουταλάκια της αγάπης εδώ έχουμε και τις κουτάλες της εξουσίας χαχαχα αλλά σε άλλη ανάρτηση αυτές χαχαχα!!

      Φιλάκια πολλά πολλά !!!!!

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