Search for the mysterious blossoming fern in the moonlight.
Groups of people defy the cold weather and go from house to house disguised as animals. They sing songs and recite rhymes to frighten and vanquish evil spirits. In exchange, they receive food and drink from a thankful homeowner. This is the precursor to modern-day Carolers.
The Yule Log
On the day of Solstice, while waiting for the longest night of the year, people drag logs through the streets and bring them to a common pyre, where they are set afire. This is done to collect any negative energy and misfortunes of the year and vanquish them by fire.
Oh, Christmas Tree
In Latvia, the custom of adorning buildings with firs and pine boughs further decorated with feathers, dry leaves/fruits and colourful threads leads us to our present-day tradition of the fully decorated Christmas Tree.
Summer Solstice Ring and Bracelet
Inspired by the connection between nature and spirit I created these pieces that echo the feeling of Jāni.
Handmade daisy lampwork beads adorn the verdigris squares like fields of daisies waiting to be plucked and woven into crowns.
Wear a wreath of flowers and celebrate Summer Solstice