Arne Garborg’s poetry collection “Haugtussa” is both a powerful narrative and a tribute to the nature of Jæren. In the open landscape of Jæren, Veslemøy, also known as Haugtussa due to her clairvoyant abilities, wanders. The story is framed by close descriptions of changing weather and seasons, the people, plants, and animals of Jæren’s landscape, and is spiced with her visions.
In creating the Haugtussa collection, Lilleba has drawn inspiration from the poems, moods, and nature depicted in Garborg’s poetry, as well as other artwork associated with the work.
Let Lilleba’s soft garments bring you peace and warmth, and let your dreams wander to the beautiful and wild nature of Jæren. Hear the roar of the sea, see the little sparrows hop in the courtyard, get lost in the beautiful dance of the Måneskinsmøyane, and rest in the moss bed… Sleep well!
“Veslemøy” pattern in pink, beige
“She is lean and dark and slender
With brown and pure features
And her eyes deep and gray
And a graceful, dreamy manner.”
The description of Veslemøy inspired designer Aleksandra to give the feminine floral pattern beige and brown tones. Young Veslemøy has both a dark and a light side, so the pattern also has a pink variant.
“So I rested
on the mossy meadow
oh, those were
The quote is from the poem “Laget,” describing beautiful memories of warm days filled with dance and play. Our best-selling pattern “Mose” has therefore been revitalized with joyful, dreamy colors.
“The little sparrow roams the courtyard,
pecking at grains and nibbling on straws,
having a good time and teaching
the gray cat a lesson or two.”
The poem “Sporven” has been set to a cheerful melody and has become a well-known and beloved children’s song. Just like in the song, the little sparrows happily hop around the courtyard in the pattern. The little ones will love singing about them while wearing the Sporven pajamas!
“Wee-wee! Says the bee,
she rides on such a high horse.
Feathers she has in her hat,
and a velvet jacket,
and a white silk vest.”
Our designer Aleksandra has hand-drawn this pattern, which features all the birds from the poem “Fuglar” – crow, magpie, starling, lapwing, eagle, and lark. Look closely, and you’ll find them all!
“The sea rolls mightily towards land
With foam on its chattering ridges
And breaks against desolate shores,
Where only wind trolls dwell.”
The “Haust” pattern is hand-painted by our designer. She wanted to capture the majestic, slightly eerie, yet incredibly impressive Norwegian Sea that Arne Garborg describes in this poem.
“White maidens in a ring they go;
silently they glide in step and sway.
It’s like a dreamy dance,
to the rhythm of elegant silver bell-chimes.
They are made of blue air;
wearing gowns of moonlight’s sheer,
embroidered with starry glitter,
lightly veiling their small bosoms.”
The pattern based on the poem “Måneskinsmøyane” is inspired by the textile artwork of the same name created by artists Herborg Kverneland and Herborg Larsen in 2001. The artwork is displayed in the town hall of Time municipality in Norway.
Designer Aleksandra has collaborated closely with Kverneland to create the dreamy pattern.
so sweet and good!
Yes, when it
comes together like this!
blue in blue.”
The “Blåbær-lid” pattern is inspired by the poem of the same name. Our nature offers many delights, and sleeping in this pattern can easily bring sweet summer dreams of abundant blueberry bushes…