Svensk Tradition

Lina Börjesson

Designer and Carrier of traditions

Traditions means warmth, security and solidarity. To protect and hand over our cultural heritage for safekeeping.
Time is constantly changing and sometimes tradition needs to meet new modern design and shapes with improved features in order to stay alive and survive to future generations, such as beeing collapsible, delivered and stored in a flat box with handle.
In Sweden we are proud of our old tradition with genuine and authentic craftsmanship. All of Svensk Traditions Tradition Carriers are carefully made, and hand laquered in Småland in the south of Sweden.
If we cherish traditions and carry our cultural heritage with pride, keep an open mind and stay welcome for what other cultures might bring, we can easier understand each others origin and roots. We could find a greater understanding and reach global harmony and make earth pleasant and peaceful for future generations.
Cherish traditions.
Carry them with you into the future.
(Preferably in a flat box with handle).

Products – Tradition Carriers

BOCKEN BO

In the old days, a goat made of wood or straw was hidden at a neighbor’s house. It was then up to the one who had been given a goat to return it without being detected. The goat could then be shuffled back and forth throughout the Christmas celebrations. The story does not reveal what happened if someone was caught returning the goat…

TUPPEN TURE

The rooster, a symbol connected to Easter appears already in the gospel according to Matthew, where the rooster crows the morning after the apostle Peter three times has denied knowledge of Christ. This happened on the night between Monday – Thursday and Good Friday. After this event the rooster is seen as a symbol of vigilance, the death and resurrection of Jesus and the victory of light over darkness.

KRÄFTAN KARL
The crayfish probably made its way to the Swedish upper class dinner plates by the Continent some time during the Middle Ages. There was however a wide spread scepticism against crayfish among ordinary people for a long time until the 18th century. August the 7th became the first day of the year to fish for crayfish and it soon turned into a Swedish tradition and is celebrated with a grand crayfish party on the following day.

ÄLGEN ÄRLING

The moose has become a powerful symbol for Sweden and makes you think of  tranquil nature and unspoilt wilderness. Swedish moose hunting is an old tradition taking place every autumn. The moose stock must not not grow too large as it could then cause accidents with vehicles and bring damage to the forests and fields.

GÅSEN AKKA

According to swedish tradition the story tells us that saint Martin of Tours was hiding amongst the geese to avoid getting selected for bishop. However the cackling of the geese revealed Mårten and as punishment they were slaughtered and then eaten. Nowadays a great goose feast is held in his honour on the 10th of November. The name Akka has been taken from the Nobel laureate Selma Lagerlöfs story Nils Holgersson’s wonderful journey thru Sweden. In the story, Akka is the lead goose; strong, fair and a true role model – just like Selma herself.

Coopertaion – Charity

Corporate Social Responsibility

MUTOMO

For each  Tuppen Ture that is sold, Svensk Tradition donates a living hen to families in the village Mutomo in Kenya, Africa. Ocassionally a famous swedish artist decorates and signs a rooster Tuppen Ture. It is sold through bidding and all the money is then converted into living hens for the Mutomo project.

www.mutomo.se

PINK MONTH – BREAST CANCER AWARNESS
It has become a tradition to let an artist decorate and sign an exclusive Bocken Bo for the breast cancer awarness pink month in October every year.
The pink Bocken Bo is sold through bidding and all the money goes to the local Breast Cancer Association in Uppsala, Sweden

www.bro.se

MUSIKHÄJLPEN
In December 2014 three Swedish artists locked themselves up in a glass cage and broadcasted TV and radio around the clock for Musikhjälpen. They gathered 30 million SEK to help reduce the spread of HIV world wide.
Bocken Bo was also locked up in the glass cage and was signed by all the artists who performed during this one week long event. He was then sold to final bid of 23 100 SEK!

www.musikhjalpen.se

PINK BOCKEN BO 2011

Slotts Barbro

The artist behind the kurbits pattern collection for the fashion house Rochas in Paris.

www.slottsbarbro.se

PINK BOCKEN BO 2012

Lena Nyström

Textile designer who covers everything from bicycles to garden tools with knitting.

www.lenanystrom.com

PINK BOCKEN BO 2013

Gunnar Kaj

Florist and flower creator behind the floral arrangements of all the Nobel Prize Banquets.

www.kaj.se

PINK BOCKEN BO 2014

Katarina Brieditis

The designer behind the projects ”Do Ready” and ”Re Rag Rug”.

www.brieditis.se

TUPPEN TURE 2012

Lasse Åberg

The bidding resulted in 160 living hens for the village Mutomo.

www.mutomo.se

TUPPEN TURE 2013

Lill-Babs

The bidding resulted in 200 living hens in the village Mutomo.

www.mutomo.se

Awards and Pictures

AWARDS

2014 Guldhjärtat, Club Rotary

2014 Silver medal at the World Media Festival i Hamburg

(Film of Svensk Tradition)

2012 Nominated to the Female entrepreneur of the year

2011 Kajsa Warg

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