Ekshärad, a very small city in Sweden, is especially famous for its wooden church from 1686-88 and the cemetery with its iron cross. Iron crosses are designed as living trees with loose "gambling leaves" and raised spikes with painted eggs with designs. The crosses have a long tradition and they are from the 1700's to the present day.
Owner designer Åse Öjbro has created wearable art (Åse was also an artist of paints and palette for over 20 years before deciding to express her art in wool). She has created this innovative "Living Tree Iron Cross" pattern on the back of the mitten hand showing the connected Living Tree framed by feminine like symbols and a church-like structure near the wrist. The inside palm has an alternating steel blue, teal blue and brown nail dot pattern set off by an alternating small v-shaped uniform patterns of lice "lusemonsters" believed to protect from evil spirits. "I wanted to capture the spirit of this small town of 1,000 people who have preserved their icons and traditions in runes of divine design."
Made in Sweden in Ted Öjbro's small family facility with merino wool.
Medium is US Men's Shoe Size 4.5-7.5
or US Women's Shoe Size 5.5-9.5
Large is US Men's Shoe Size 8-12 or
US Women's Shoe Size 10-12.5