ORIGINALS

THE WOODEN POT IS A ROOT 

- ORIGINAL WITH SOUL AND HISTORY 

 

This beautiful wooden pot is amazing, very special and not like all the other wooden pots from the same family. It is the first product we selected when Sjælsø started and has gradually become one of our classics. We love original old objects that can get a new life with us in Sjælsø. We love that each pot is unique and looks different. At the same time, we are deeply fascinated by the story behind and how the pot is made.

 

We love going through the piles of pots to find and select the right ones. The pots were originally used as storage for e.g. rice and grain - but many years later and many kilometers away - here with us, the pots are given new life - as beautiful decorative jars in our homes.

 

FACTS ABOUT THE WOODEN POTS: The pots are old - some up to 100 years old. They are all hand-carved out of a single tree root. Look at the wood and the fine veins that are in each hand-carved jar. And see how each old jar is repaired by hand. In our opinion, it only makes the pots more interesting and unique.

 

 

 

THE HORSE - A SYMBOL OF LOVE

- WE FIND AND SELECT

 

 

 

On Mette's first trip to India many years ago, the very first thing she bought for herself was a wooden horse. It was beautiful, old and with lots of cracks and patina. The horses have originally been placed over the doors and been painted in bright colours. In fact, you see which region of India each horse originates. The shape of the ears and the decoration of the horse tells it all!

 

Today, when we find the horses at our suppliers, they are thrown in big piles. The hunt for the amazing pieces sets in, and if we find a matching pair - a stallion and a mare - we cheer loudly.

 

We keep the horses as they are, except from removing paint, we believe they are beautiful as they are - aged by time. Since Mette's first trip, it has become a tradition to find beautiful horses. First love lasts forever...

 

FACTS ABOUT THE HORSE: In the old days, the horses were mounted on the overhang on the roofs - a stallion and a mare - as a symbol of the love between the man the woman who lived in the house. Each horse is cut by hand, and hours have been spent cutting out each horse, making the finest ornamentation and then painting them in beautiful colours - all in the name of love...