This exquisite, handcrafted sterling silver Christening spoon has a handle in the shape of the scallop shell / concha de vieira, the symbol of the Camino de Santiago. The 1,000-year-old pilgrimage to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is known as the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago - in Spanish). Some 200,000 pilgrims travel to the city each year from all over the world to find inspiration and/or deeper spiritual understanding.
:)- Optional information card about the Way of St James (free)
:)- Personal message can be added
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This would make a truly unique and inspirational Christening present, or gift to celebrate the birth of a new baby, something to treasure forever.
Dimensions: The sterling silver spoon measures 10cms in length and features a beautiful Santiago scallop shell crafted by artisans in Spain.
In Xacobeo 2010 - a Holy Year (Año Santo) in Spain because the Feast of St James (on 25th July) fell on a Sunday, over 272,000 pilgrims completed the final 100 km walk to Santiago and qualified for the 'Compostela' or certificate. The Way of St. James criss-crosses Western Europe, arriving at Santiago through Northern Spain. It is generally regarded as a journey of the body, mind and spirit. Modern pilgrims choose to do the Camino for personal, spiritual and/or religious reasons - or simply to take time out from their busy, modern lives. For many, the walk is to find inspiration - improving their outlook on life, bringing them into closer contact with nature and expanding their cultural horizons through contact with other pilgrims. Everyone experiences the journey in a different way.
Gift this beautiful scallop shell spoon to wish someone strength and good fortune in their life. A unique Christening present to treasure forever. Comes gift-wrapped, like all our presents - and we can add a personal message on your behalf