16 Sep 2016

The narrow Rings

A ring is a symbol of infinity and eternity. 
What would better symbolize your relationship and love to your horse or horses?

In a magical sense, wearing a ring binds you with power and energy. 
The materials of which the ring is constructed determine the nature of this energy.  
All rings were once magical or sacred. We hope, and know, that these rings have 
a very special meaning to their owners...

These four ring designs are with the woven ribbon 3 mm wide.
The total width of the rings is 5.8 mm.

nannasalmi collection

Amate is the simplest design. If you have very small hands these
designs probably suit you best. As a wedding band Amate is perfect:
simple, elegant and timeless.

nannasalmi collection

In the ring Clapton there is space for one or two letters engraving on the top.

horsehair ring with a diamond, nannasalmi collection

If you fancy diamonds, choose Andrea. On the right you see engraving inside.

ring with a heart

Last, but not least, Cuore Mio (My Heart)...

In this picture you can see quite clearly the high edges that
protect the most valuable part of the ring - the ribbon made with
your own horse´s hair.

If something should happen to the tailhair ribbon, no worries!
Send us new hair and the ring, the ribbon can be changed.

For these rings we would need 40 hair at least 50 cm long.
There can be hair from one horse or more. Have them all
around your finger...

Order yours from

worldwide

in Germany

Suomi





15 Sep 2016

#LoveHorses

A little heart tells it all ~ you love your horse


I bless the hoss from hoof to head -
From head to hoof, and tale to mane! -
I bless the hoss, as I have said,
From head to hoof, and back again!
~James Whitcomb Riley


The horses paw and prance and neigh,
Fillies and colts like kittens play,
And dance and toss their rippled manes
Shining and soft as silken skeins;...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes


When I bestride him, I soar, 
I am a hawk: he trots the air; 
the earth sings when he touches it; 
the basest horn of his hoof is more musical 
than the pipe of Hermes.  
~William Shakespeare, Henry V


Four things greater than all things are, -
Women and Horses and Power and War.
~Rudyard Kipling, "The Ballad of the King's Jest"


Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954


Bracelets 'Puella' and 'Puella Star' tell it all, no words needed.

The ribbons for the bracelets are woven with your own horse´s hair.
They are available in silver, gold and white gold.

Order yours from

worldwide

in Germany

Suomi





1 Sep 2016

Finnhorse Kullannuppu visiting Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum

Luostarinmäki (Cloister Hill) Handicrafts Museum is an open-air museum in the 
center of Turku, Finland. As an open-air museum it is even globally exceptionally 
valuable entity as the buildings in the area are located in their original positions.

Luostarinmäen käsityöläismuseo

Luostarinmäki is the only area of wooden houses in Turku which remained 
the Great Fire of Turku in 1827. The museum was opened to the public on 29th of June 1940. 
It is one of Finland's nationally significant cultural environments. 

www.turku.fi
Kullannuppu Luostarinmäellä

Finnhorse Kullannuppu fits well into the scenery!

There are eighteen wooden blocks, more than thirty wooden houses, 
built at the end of 1700s and in the early 1800s. Houses are decorated in the 
pre-industrial urban artisans workshops and homes. During the summer craftsmen 
work in the workshops so visitors can see traditional crafts. 
Museum administrators, guides and artisans are dressed in the old fashioned costumes. 

www.turku.fi
www.turku.fi
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The museum also has it's own post office, café and two shops. 
In Höökari´s Sundry Shop you can buy old-fashioned sweets and in a
museum shop Hantvärkki you can buy handicraft products made 
by the artisans in the museum.

The museum has been awarded by the tourism writers and journalists of the 
International Federation F.I.J.E.T. Golden Apple Award in 1984 as the only
one in Nordic countries. The award gave Luostarinmäki craftsmen impetus
to set up their own guild.

Since 1943 the highlight of the summer has been in August,
the celebration of the craftsmen: 
about 40 different professional craftsmen come and present their work.
Also Kullannuppu spent three days in Luostarinmäki to delight
the visitors.

Horses were very important in the old days, as important as the craftsmen!

Kullannuppu Luostarinmäellä, suomenhevonen

She´s so calm that she can be let walk free...

Kullannuppu, suomenehvonen, Luostarinmäki

Tourists need maps, Kullannuppu manages without!


During the days she found a quiet corner for having a nap, 
and also a tack shop!


We very much appreciate the old skills are kept alive. The more
time goes on and all kinds of new things and inventions come out, the
more important it is to remember how it all started.

Finnhorse is our national treasure and we are glad to see how they 
are appreciated nowadays as well.


On the way home.


Well earned!

If you wish to see more of Kullannuppu, read this:

More about the Finnhorse in general:

Thank you, Heikki, again for these wonderful pictures of
Kullannuppu. She is a special treasure as you are a special
master and treasure for her...





20 Aug 2016

The Crayfish Feast

Oh... Here we go!


"Dill in the mouth, crown on the head
you'll be brought to the table.
On top of toast 
a schnapps bath will be given to you"

Traditional song to sing with the schnapps taken with the
first crayfish eaten. The wildest ones take a schnapps before
each crayfish eaten... But that is quite heavy...

rapujuhlat

THE Tool - a crayfish knife

Cava Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs

We started with Cava Anna de Codorniu Blanc de Blancs
If you choose champagne, our suggestion is Bollinger Special Cuvée.


The evening was warm, drinks were cold...


Everybody wore something red in honor of the star
of the evening, crayfish.

rapujuhlat

Plate from Villeroy & Boch

Salty snacks while waiting: knäckebröd, potato,
herring, sour cream and dill.


Chanterelle soup to start with...


Cold smoked salmon goes well on the toast as well. (And it is
quicker to eat than crayfish...)


Lemon to spice up and to clean fingers


And then the crayfish...
In the glass Riesling d'Alsace


Toast, sour cream, chopped onion, drop of lemon -
Bon appetit!

"Crayfish came, crayfish came
Now it is August
Rejoice, you fellow
Forget about the sorrow
Take a glass, take a glass -
The crayfish brought joy and happiness
into our hearts"

Eating takes hours, many, many songs are sung, glasses risen
and schnapps drunk. The sun goes down, the lanterns glow
in a warm August night. And you are with you family and friends...

Is there any better way to celebrate the end of the summer?