Category: SS2019

From a toy to a symbol

Horses are holy animals. Even Vikings knew that! Their strength and loyalty made them perfect battle companions and farm workers. Swedish seem to appreciate horses so much that they made them a national symbol of Swedish handcraft. It also became an unofficial symbol of Sweden itself. But they didn’t use any horse. They decided that […]

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The Polish Rooster: a magical bird

Polish folklore is full of symbolism such as beautiful flowers and images of animals. The Poles believed in harmony, and used symbolic prints to express it. Amongst them, the rooster, a magical bird known for its rather macho behaviour. There are some reasons why a cockerel is one of the symbols of the Polish folklore. […]

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Matryoshka: a surprising fact

Rosy cheeks, bright-eyed face of a young woman surrounded by bright (usually red) colours and flowery, traditional ornamentation. When you think of Russia, what is the first thought that appears in your mind? What souvenir would you bring home? A wooden doll, perhaps? It is possible that you’ve never heard of the name “matryoshka” before. […]

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