RUSKA [Finnish for fall foliage] series is inspired by the fall colors of Lapland.
After endless summer nights, leaves change their colors into various shades of red, yellow, orange, green and brown. Ruska pattern includes traditional elements from Lapland - willow grouse, Siberian Jay and cloudberry with blossoming flowers.
Cloudberry exists in the artic tundra and boreal forest. The amber-colored berry is edible and nutritious. This rare berry is called the gold of Lapland.
For Natives willow grouses symbols pureness and joy.
The Siberian Jay is known to wilderness travelers as a very inquisitive and fearless friend, which can be seen near camps and fires, and who will snatch your food if some is left nearby.
The Siberian Jay is also called the soul bird of a wilderness traveler.