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In Finland these fragile straw mobiles are called 'Himmeli' or 'Olkihimmeli,' & in Sweden 'Oro'/'halmkronorna'.  Many other regions throughout Northern & Central Europe also have their version of the himmeli. They range from a simple straw design to an elaborate array of geometric shapes adorned with feathers, paper flowers, & sometimes candles. Traditionally  hung above the dinner table to ensure that next year's rye crop would be plentiful, today they are often used as Christmas decor.

In Finland these fragile straw mobiles are called 'Himmeli' or 'Olkihimmeli,' & in Sweden 'Oro'/'halmkronorna'. Many other regions throughout Northern & Central Europe also have their version of the himmeli. They range from a simple straw design to an elaborate array of geometric shapes adorned with feathers, paper flowers, & sometimes candles. Traditionally hung above the dinner table to ensure that next year's rye crop would be plentiful, today they are often used as Christmas decor.

LOST AND FOUND: HIMMELITAIVAS

LOST AND FOUND: HIMMELITAIVAS

himmeli mobile finland

himmeli mobile finland

Kalėdinė šiaudų eglutė Vilniaus etninės kultūros centre

Kalėdinė šiaudų eglutė Vilniaus etninės kultūros centre

Lasiputkista syntyy kaunis himmeli, joka heijastaa ihanasti valoa. Kurkkaa kaksi muuta himmeli-ideaa blogistani!

Lasiputkista syntyy kaunis himmeli, joka heijastaa ihanasti valoa. Kurkkaa kaksi muuta himmeli-ideaa blogistani!

OLD COLLECTION SALE Himmeli scandinavian geometric ornament (Handmade in Paris) Big used to be 9 dollars!

OLD COLLECTION SALE Himmeli scandinavian geometric ornament (Handmade in Paris) Big used to be 9 dollars!

Ihana himmeli seinälle

Ihana himmeli seinälle

Himmeli

Himmeli

"A traditional Finnish Christmas craft,  Himmeli are related to straw decorations  in Sweden, Latvia and Romania."

"A traditional Finnish Christmas craft, Himmeli are related to straw decorations in Sweden, Latvia and Romania."

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