The History of Himmeli


 
 

Traditional Himmeli

Originating from the Swedish word for sky or heaven, himmel, the Himmeli are a traditional Finnish ornament, a mobile decoration that is traditionally made out of straw, or reeds in Finland.

They are typically extremely ornate and are suspended above the dinner table during the holiday season. It is thought that the larger the Himmeli, the larger the rye crop will be in the coming year.

During the holidays, the dining room ceilings can be covered with these intricate mobiles.

 

 

Modern Himmeli

The designs by Hemleva are a modern and minimalist interpretation of the traditional Himmeli. They are made with 100% brass, and handmade.

These geometric ornaments can be placed on any surface, or embraced as an air plant holder, which is another modern addition to these beautiful pieces.

 
 

 

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