The cultic GREENLAND / DET KULTISKE GRØNLAND
The story about the Greenlandic shaman
AND HIS TRAVELS TO THE MOON.
the moon traveller lamp is inspired by the greenlandic drum that was used for the shaman to be put into a trance.
In the past the Inuits believed in greater powers in nature. From time to time the greater powers in nature punished the people living on land.
The shaman's function was to restore the balance again by being put into trance to visit the Moon Man or the Sea Mother and make up for the mistakes that the Inuits had done. With help from the beat of the Greenlandic drum, the shaman, that was all tied up and put on the floor, went into a trance. His face was painted black to help him from not being recognised by evil spirits on his travel to the moon.
The lamp comes in light and a dark version. The base is either greenlandic granite or marble with an (anoxidied) aluminum ring with either a grey tinted glassshade or a white sandblasted shade. The shade is rotatable associating with the beating drum.
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THE SEA MOTHER DINING TABLE