Karelia (Karjala) was a historic province of Finland, that was divided between Finland and Russia after the Winter War in 1940. Finns associate Karelia with beautiful wild nature, and nostalgia of the past. This beautiful rustic and natural series creates has a relaxed and down-to-earth atmosphere.
The Arabia Karelia series is very simple, yet elegant. The hue of the brown hand-painted stripes vary because of the melting of the color pigments. This makes each item unique in style. The colour variation brings liveliness to an otherwise simple design. The rough hand-painting gives an authentic artesanal and historical feel to this nordic vintage series, similar to Japanese raku ceramics.
A plate mainly for soup, that can also be used as a bowl for cereal or pasta. Heat-resistant oven dish or a small casserole, suitable for cooking food in an oven. You can serve it directly from the oven to the table and even keep it in a refrigerator.
These comfortably shaped bowls have some small unevenness and small drops of paint on the painted stripe, and small scratches on the inner bottom of the dishes from previous use. Please see the additional photos.