Moomin Ancestor Bowl

Moomin Ancestor Bowl available at American Swedish Institute.
Moomin Ancestor Bowl available at American Swedish Institute.

Moomin Ancestor Bowl

Regular price $42.00
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The enchanting and mystical Ancestor of the Moomins is small and hairy, only moves in the night time, and never speaks. He lives in the Moominhouse parlor behind the tile stove and decorates the Moominhouse as he likes, for example, by turning paintings upside down.

The mugs, bowls and plates of Arabia’s Moomin Classics tableware collection illustrate the characters of Moominvalley from the front and behind.

All the illustrations are done by Tove Slotte. The designer draws inspiration from Tove Jansson’s original illustrations, which she adapts to ceramic shapes. The Moomins have always been close to Tove Slotte’s heart. She articulated the significance of the Moomins nicely when she said: I think everyone should enjoy a little dose of Moomin philosophy every day.


5.9 inch diameter

Cold proof, microwave safe, oven safe & dishwasher safe.

Since 1881, Iittala has been dedicated to inspiring better living. What began as a glass factory in a small village in Iittala, Finland has grown into an internationally known brand that has played a decisive role in defining the Nordic way of life.

The cornerstones of Iittala’s design are timeless aesthetics, high quality and functionality. They believe people should have the right to expect their design items to last a lifetime and that Iittala items never go out of style. Their designs are made to be used, day in and day out, for generations to come.