sterling silver pendant
About the lunar phase
For night people
Shun by the moonlight
he climbed up to darken its gaze
with grim strokes he painted
until caught in the endless embrace
Rachkoi cuun mustaxi iacoi.
(Mikael Agricola, 1551)
In an old folk story the phases of the Moon are caused by a nocturnal creature called Rahko. Rahko despised the bright moonlight so fiercely, that he set on a journey to the Moon with an intention to paint it completely black with tar. Rahko made it to the Moon, but the ambitious mission was ruined by the tar: it was so sticky, that Rahko got caught on the Moon’s surface. And there he still remains, on the battlement of light and darkness – forever bound to its brilliance.
In this pendant design: the ladder, brush and the Moon.