Welsh Lovespoon (Dragon Twist)


Hand carved Welsh Lovespoon by Richard Downes. A very popular design, featuring a dragon which symbolises protection and 2 hearts which represent love.

6 in stock


The ancient custom of giving a lovespoon in Wales dates back to the 17th century. These ornately carved spoons were traditionally made by men for their loved ones. They were often given as a pre-courting present and may even have been offered as a gift to signify their engagement.

The symbols carved on to the spoon all have a particular meaning.

This one has a dragon, which is the symbol of Wales as well as signifying strength and protection. It also has the two hearts which represent love twisting down to become one in the bowl of the spoon.

Lovespoons are popular all over the world and are still given as a lasting token of affection and make a unique wedding, birthday or anniversary present as well as being a great souvenir of Wales.

  • Handcrafted in Wales
  • 8″ (20cm) long

Please note: This is a natural product, so there will be variations in the colour of the wood.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg



Dragon with Hearts into twisted stem