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 tea, but also hot chocolate or coffee with milk.
There are some imperfections in these beautiful teacups, such as a bit uneven hand-painted stripes, a few tiny darker dots or some tiny bubbles or pinholes in the glazing. There are some signs of wear and small scratches especially on the saucers. The additional photos show examples.