Utensil holders are a traditional object found throughout Slovakia – they are used for storing spoons, ladles and knives. They were usually homemade from the hardwood of leafy trees. The construction of the simplest utensil holders is from two perpendicular pieces of wood, ingeniously connected by a free bolt. The horizontal piece of wood was used for storing purposes. The vertical piece of wood was used to mount the utensil holder on the wall and also had a decorative function. Other types of utensil holders were cupboard and stand types, utensil holders with an old-fashioned frame construction, or utensil holders with sides woven from hazel splints or string.