I am most definitely a decorative wooden spoon as found in most Russian households. For those of you who have never seen one before, they are of various size and assortments but are always made of wood and usually hand painted. The vast majority of people overlook this utensil. They see it as unnecessary as it has no use, nor is it very attractive. However, to the discriminating eye, this is a brilliant piece of beautiful artwork. It is also quite wonderful for sipping hot tea or soup as unlike metal spoons it does not heat up and burn your tongue. They are also perfectly wonderful for smacking someone on the back of the head with.