The Lemminkäinen’s mother pocket square
The bold colors, soft handfeel, and beautiful, iconic art print make it the perfect and refreshing finish for any outfit. Red, brown and black shades and the lightweight wool-silk fabric allow it to be combined with more formal wool suits as well as with casual tweed and cotton sport coats.
The picture illustrates Lemminkäinen, a great warrior dead following his attempt to kill the Swan of Tuonela in the realm of the dead. His mother has dredged the pieces of his body from the river and is waiting for the bee, a messenger of the god Ukko, to bring her honey from the gods to bring her son to life again.
The Lemminkäinen’s mother is a water color painting completed by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela in 1897. The painting illustrates a passage from the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century. Gallen-Kallela painted the Lemminkäinen’s mother just after his daughter’s death by disease and it pictures the parent’s loss and desperation to save someone who may be beyond their help. The original painting hangs in the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki.
How to wear the Lemminkäinen’s mother pocket square:
The key to the DLA pocket squares is their versatility. Featuring shades of red, brown, black and white, this square helps you to add a little contrast and splash of color into your daily outfit. From wintry business occasions to relaxed casual weekends, this square will be an excellent finishing touch. Wear it for example with a herringbone patterned blazer, dark blue roll neck sweater, denim and brown chukka boots.
And you can always use it as an decorative art piece on your wall.
- 39cm x 39cm
- Hand rolled edges
- Wool (70%) / Silk (30%)
- Made in Italy