Beautiful vintage straw woven handmade spoon basket filled with Holly & Pomegranates. It was believed that if Holly was placed by your doorway it would aid in protection and invite helpful spirits into the home. Pomegranates have diverse cultural-religious significance, as a symbol of life and fertility owing to their many seeds but also as a symbol of power (imperial orb), blood and death. Pomegranates already symbolised fertility, beauty and eternal life, in Greek and Persian mythology.
“As self-contained compositions of matter and in their positioning within our culture, objects are innately ritualistic. Through function they are active, and support our pursuit of equilibrium. We hold them, come into contact with them, and become invested in them corporeally. Through our choosing to own or use them, objects gain deliberateness. And they remind us of our convictions when we are attentive to the myths they represent.” – Louise Schenk
“To eat by spoonful” in Slavic folklore refers to one having plenty of something. Indeed, way before other silverware even appeared in Slavic countries, a spoon already had its firm place as a household and table utensil, as well as an amulet against hunger.
Only 1 when its gone it’s gone