Birka Ear Spoon Hygiene Tool


Nothing is worse than missing out on going raiding because your waxy ears didn't hear what time the boat was leaving. But never fear! This isn't an issue for those carrying their own ear spoons!

Vikings frequently carried personal hygiene items as both functional and decorative items. This particular spoon was found in a 10th century grave from Birka (grave 973) belonging to a wealthy female. Spoons such as this were often suspended from brooches, and sometimes combined with other hygiene tools (such as nail clippers, picks, or tweezers) to form a hygiene kit. 
You can match this spoon up with other items to form a kit of your own, or you can wear it solo.

This bronze spoon measures approx 7.8cm long, and though it IS indeed an ear spoon, we highly recommend keeping it strictly decorative and never actually risking putting it inside your ear. Ouch.

A Birka Traders by Long Branch piece!

For those of you looking to flesh out your kit, we also have other items available from the same burial - our impressive Equal Arm Goat Brooch, and the Woman's Animal Face Brooch!

 Please note that we cast our bronze and silver products to order, so please allow up to a 2-3 week turn around for your hand crafted items to be made for you.

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