by David Western
From the author of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons, this companion book explores the historical origins, traditions and craft of the lovespoon, a form of European folk art.
Illustrated with color photographs of museum pieces dating back to mid-17th century, it examines the intricate symbols often carved into them, with insight into their sources in mythology and folklore. The book also covers common tools and techniques used in their creation, and includes a gallery of examples by modern-day carvers.
Softcover, 7-1/2" x 9", 111 pages, 2012.