Thursday, September 1, 2011
Oh gosh! I really have to try get one of these!!!! They are so divine!!!! and the concept and meaning behind them is awesome - it makes me want them even more. Here
See below by the creator Sanna Annukka....
In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. The Sielulintu was thought to deliver the soul to newborn babies and also to transport the soul to the afterlife at the moment of death.
It was believed the Sielulintu protected a persons soul at it's most vulnerable; when dreaming, and it was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep.