Under the Yoke - Tote bag

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A spacious and trendy tote bag to help you carry around everything that matters.

• 100% spun polyester fabric
• Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
• Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l)
• Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
• Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
• Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)

Original art by: Eero Järnefelt, 1893

The painting depicts an old method of agriculture.
Burning existing vegetation used to be a common method for
making the soil fertile for cultivation. The picture, which Järnefelt
partly painted outdoors, shows peasants toiling at a slash-and-burn site in Savo. Later the artist also used photographs he had
taken of people and landscapes as reference. One of the photos
was of Johanna Kokkonen, a 14-year-old girl who participated in the burning; she served as the model for
the little girl in the painting. The title of the painting is an allusion to a line in the Kalevala about a little
The European trends of realism and naturalism were eagerly adopted in Finland.
Instead of the former idealizing manner, subjects were now depicted without trying to conceal poverty or
deformity. When this painting was exhibited, its poignant motif sparked a debate about the rights of the
poor. This painting is Järnefelt’s most famous work and an icon of the golden age of Finnish art, and one of
the period’s most socially critical depictions of common people.

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Weight 0,14 kg



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