“What is it painting?” Puurokauha (Porridge Ladle) whispered to Perfume. Perfume just shrugged. “Circles and lines and angles, and maybe stripes too – or they could be lines as well”, Perfume said and continued gnawing on its rye bread. Puurokauha squinted, trying to see all the way to the canvas of Taidemaalari (Painter), but it was very small, and Puurokauhas's spoon obscured half of the view. “Maybe it doesn’t matter. Art is about the main things. Things that are mainly in your head.”
Perfume nodded, perhaps in agreement, even though it’s difficult to agree on the main things.
Taidemaalari elf is made of wooden beads and wears a red cap made of felt. The elf holds a brush and a palette in its hands.
Material: Maple, felt, birch
Size: Height 11 cm
Handmade in Finland.
Did you notice the wood grains?
Every wooden Aarikka item is unique, because every piece of wood is unique. Products are handmade, visible in them and the volume they are made in - small volumes for a need. So the small details of life are visible. Light stripes visible in the wooden pearls are made by Kaija's husband Erkki Ruokonen's unique technique, which is still used to hand-dye all wooden products in Raisio.
The guardians of harmony.
Small, wooden, round. Made in Finland by hand. Aarikka's Elves are true Aarikka, everyday celebration at its finest. Collected and loved for 40 years.
Finnish handicraft & design
Eco-friendliness and sustainability are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we choose only the best wood for our raw materials.