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"Himmeli" is a traditional Finnish Christmas decoration, a mobile. This one has a unique structure and material. It is made of reed (Phragmites australis), not of rye and one of the four moving elements is inside, in the middle. I bought it today, from a former fisherman, who had made it by himself.
Making of himmelis (geometric ornaments) is an ancient tradition in Baltic Sea region. Himmelis were believed to bring luck, especially cereal and fertility luck, and therefore they were made for Christmas, Easter, weddings and other celebrations. This box consists about 600 reed straws from 4
Brass Pollen ball mobile - Scandinavian himmeli sculpture - MEDIUM - 6.25" sphere (16cm)
▶ This pollen ball is my modern take on Scandinavian himmeli mobiles. It is a delicate piece that is surprisingly modern. Hang alone or together, in a babys room or at a wedding. The silhouette constantly shift as it spins while casting intriguing shadows that will help your baby (or you) drift