Modern Finnish 'himmeli' for contemporary homes. Traditional Christmas straw craft that peasant made inspired by the huge and beautiful chandeliers in church ceilings. A 'good luck' omen in Finnish homes for good harvest nextcoming year. The himmeli was allowed to hang until midsummer when the growing season started. Photo: book Himmeli by Eija Koski. (via Kurbits)
Pajaki (plural of 'pajak') ~ Polish for "spiders of straw," a traditional folk art, floral-like mobile made with paper, straw, and yarn. These are via the Pol Art Center and are handmade in the town of Nieborow.