Inspired by traditional himmeli, this miniature mobile is a reminiscent of the design, style, and pieces that you can find in Finland.
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 rather reeds in Finland. They are typically extremely ornate and are traditionally 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.
This piece is the perfect addition to any dining room, baby's room as a modern mobile, or in any room where you would like to add a sculptural element that will dance and twirl in the breeze.
Materials: brass + wire Dimensions: himmeli alone 11 x 11 x 14" (28 x 28 x 36 cm) With cording: 11 x 11 x 26" (28 x 28 x 66 cm)
This Himmeli has 1' of co-polymer clear cord attached.
The Himmeli will also naturally oxidize and darken as time passes, but can be polished to its original shine.