Orinta Kazėnienė, Traditional Mittens
Mittens have profound significance in traditional Latvian culture. For many centuries, mittens were the most common gift and featured in social rites such as marriage. Historically young women would knit mittens to be given out to wedding guests, thought to have guaranteed a successful marriage. Even today, mittens diverse in colours and patterns are an essential part of Latvian winter clothing. Most of the patterns featured in the mittens have been derived from the Latvian tradition of deities and gods.
Traditional Latvian hand knitted mittens. 9cm x 26 cm. Each one is hand made and unique, colours may vary. 100% alpaca. Wash only 30 degrees and under, inside out with gentle detergent and avoid fabric softener. Dry flat.