The first traces of this utensil date from Ancient Egypt, as some examples of slate, ivory and wood spoons from that era are still preserved. Other civilisations, like the Greeks, the Romans, and some Chinese dynasties, also designed different types of spoons with a wide assortment of materials. Spoons are part of our cutlery in our everyday life. Most frequently used for liquid or semi-liquid foods, spoons consist of a small head and a handle.

The Ash Archive preserves this delicate, beautifully finished spoon which is irregularly shaped and subtly variegated, and obviously, made of ash tree wood.

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