Monday, 13 September 2010

Love Spoons


I have just done these papercuts of lovespoons which I am going to turn into a screenprinted wrapping paper with some drawn elements aswell. The love spoon acted as an object of engagement before the engagement ring. A man would sculpt and carve the spoons with symbols of love and the initials of the girl he hoped to marry. If the girl accepted the spoon the couple were considered to be engaged.

1 comment:

sarahevanslloyd said...

This is so wonderful! I am silkscreening a lovespoon pattern for some pillows I am constructing! I love 'em!