Innku Tamma Lemming [Fjällämmel]

Innku Tamma Lemming [Fjällämmel] available at the American Swedish Institute.
Innku Tamma Lemming [Fjällämmel] available at the American Swedish Institute.
Innku Tamma available at the American Swedish Institute.

Innku Tamma Lemming [Fjällämmel]

Regular price $24.00
/
  • Available for pickup at ASI
  • Low stock - 4 items left

A Lemming ('Fjällämmel' in Swedish) may not come to mind as something SO cute you want to have one in your space ~ but this one definitely is mantle, window pain, or centerpiece worthy!  Can we just say ~ THOSE TEETH!!!  Adorable.

 

Inkku Tamma animals are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, no two are alike because they are handcrafted. Due to the handmade nature of these products, there will be variations and slight 'imperfections' (we call those beauty marks), which adds to the specialness of each piece.

We love that these animals look great individually, or paired with other animals and trees.

Inkku Tamma animals are made of local Swedish Pine (and sometimes Spruce).

Additional accent materials are 100% natural (ratan, horse hair, and leather). Each piece is painted with (dilluted water), creating the beautiful finishing touches.

Approximate size: 4.25 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches (length x height x width)

Inkku Tamma is Johan Malmström, who is also known as "Jönne" ~ which is what you will see handwritten on the bottom of every Inkku Tamma piece. Jönne lives in the northernmost part of Sweden, close to the border of Finland, in the village of Pajala (home to about 2000 inhabitants). Jönne worked as a teacher, partly in handicraft (wood and metal), and over the last 15 years has exclusively focused in Inkku Tamma. Jönne is a one-man operation, designing and making all of his pieces by himself!

Interesting fact ~ Jönne lives in a house that was once a station for filtering water from the Torne River into drinking water, his home is surrounded by forests and wetlands (which may seem very familiar to many Minnesotans!).

Handcrafted in Northern Sweden