Tasting spoon - holly tree

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Tasting spoon - holly tree

349.00

Lovely tasting spoon made of holly with multifaceted handle.

Length: 23,5 cm   Width: 5 cm

This holly tree was cut down in Mosby, Norway, just a short walk away from our workshop. We were told to go and have a look at a pear tree that had been chopped down and were lucky enough to find this rare holly tree lying right next to it.

Holly wood is the whitest of all woods, and is heavy, hard and fine grained. It can be stained and polished and is used to make furniture or in engraving work. It is commonly used to make walking sticks.

Holly branches have long been used to decorate homes in winter. The tree was seen as a fertility symbol and a charm against witches, goblins and the devil. It was thought to be unlucky to cut down a holly tree. Lucky for us, we were not the ones who did.

 

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