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Pineapple Letter Opener
While being on a treasure hunt for some fresh inspiration for our new summer collection, we came across some hidden gems we simply couldn’t leave behind. And since sharing means caring, we’ve adopted these pretties without any doubt and took all of them as an inspiration to produce more pieces. Every single part was made by hand within the streets of a small village – Phaltan – in India . We’ve been there a dozen times and it still mesmerises us how kind these workmen are, even though this is practically all they have in their lives. All of them are traditional Indian Hindi men and it’s safe to say they make these products with loads and loads of passion! We are utterly grateful to be able to work with these amazing workers.
Believe it or not, but a pineapple stands for hospitality.. Yup, isn’t that awesome?!
The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum. According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drinks, and listen to tales of his voyage. The pineapple has been a universal symbol of hospitality and welcome for many centuries all over the world.
A classic – and in our view, perfect – little gift. This letter opener isn’t just very useful for opening all your mail, you can also use it as a paper weight. Sounds like a proper eye-catcher for your home interior, doesn’t it?!
Handmade in Phaltan, India
18cm height / 3cm width