Taika (magic) decoration is a combination of hand-painted stripes in brown and a print of blue and white berries.
Arabia Taika has a beautiful Finnish winter atmosphere with snowberries. The dark background gives this series a cozy and slightly mysterious feel, like being in a magical winter forest. The decoration is highlighted by a warm red-brown stripe, which deliciously emphasises the colour of your coffee or tea.
The pattern was made made using the air-brush stencil technique, which leaves the edges of the pattern beautifully soft and fuzzy. This technique has a strong vintage feel and was very popular in the 60s and 70s. The hand-painted stripes used as a finishing touch create a watercolour-like effect and bring variety to the colours and liveliness to the otherwise even printed pattern. The hand-painting gives an authentic artisanal feel to this nordic vintage series.
A set of a cup and a saucer for hot drinks. Usually used for serving coffee- or espresso-based drinks but also hot chocolate or tea.
These lovely vintage cups show small signs of wear and tiny scratches. There is also a small pinhole on the glazing of the cup. The additional photos show examples.