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.
While you may not have a rye crop to worry about, these gorgeous Himmeli are an elegant year-round addition to any home or office. These geometric Himmeli ornaments can be placed on any surface, suspended from the ceiling to float in the breeze, utilized as a calming mobile, or embraced as an air plant holder.
Materials: brass, wire and leather or clear cord
Dimensions: approximately h 7" w 5" (17.8 x 12.7cm)
This Himmeli features a pentagon, or starfish base, with clean, strong lines.
This Himmeli is supplied with the option of either a brass-plated-nail to affix it to a wall, an attached piece of clear cord to allow it to seemingly float while it spins freely in the breeze, a leather cord to give it a polished, modern look while suspended from the ceiling, or no hardware so that it can rest cleanly on any table top - from a desk, to a coffee table or on a dining room table as a centerpiece.
The Himmeli will also naturally oxidize and darken as time passes, but can be polished to its original shine.