Vasile Ene

Saltcellar with scoop in miniature
© ASTRA national muséum Complex Sibiu
Material/Technique: Willow tree wood, cut, carved out, carved
Size: saltcellar: 24 x 6 cm; scoop: 5 x 2 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Râmnicu Vâlcea town, Vâlcea County
Period of time: The first quarter of the 21stcentury; Dated: 2010
Utility: Object used in homestead to keep salt and pepper
Description: Saltcellar made up of two bowl-shaped parts, 8 cm long and 6 cm wide; separated by a middle part that has adornments: rosette; geometrical patterns: rhomb, line; it has a scoop in miniature attached (5 cm long: 3 cm the handle and 2
cm the bowl- shaped part); no adornments; natural wood colour.

Economic sector: Worked in a homestead workshop; On the nowadays market this type of object can easily be found at about 20 lei- saltcellar with scoop- or at 2 lei only the scoop in miniature. In our country, at this moment are about 300 woodcarvers, the number of workers who make this kind of scoop in miniature being rather small. About 3-4 persons had this innovative idea. This type of object continues to be used in Romanian homesteads, being them rural or urban, in different sizes: in miniature but also keeping its original size.

Source: Folk Art Galleries (Museum shop). ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu