Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Market 2

I thought you wanted to see more of the miniature Christmas Market in Jyväskylä.


Here is a craftsman selling traditional items woven of birch bark: baskets on the bench and on the ground, the little girl is wearing shoes called virsut  and in front of the bench is a woven rucksack. the little bundles of twigs are whisks. None of these are really used nowadays except for maybe the baskets, but antique ones may be seen as decoration.




2 comments:

  1. Onpa ihana miniatyyri maailma, niin ihanan pieniä ja suloisia!

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  2. Amazing shoes. I bet the design goes back millennia! I was thinking just looking at that birch bark display of how many skills people once had to make things locally and in keeping with their environment. I read that 90% of the gifts people bought this year in the UK are the plastic made in China type, which eventually end up in landfill, as nothing is built to last.

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