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The most artful straw mobiles for the roof – one might call them” oro” (disquiet) – creates Per-Åke Backman in the little village Lycka in Leksand, in the middle of Sweden. They are crafts of high class, and one wonders why he choose such a simple material like straw for these time-consuming artwork …
wrote the author Anne-Marie Rådström in the book ”Dalajul som svenskt ideal ”

I have over the years largely worked from recycling idea, focusing on straw and textile crafts. I have mainly been based on traditional materials but at the same time in my production tried to create a new and personal design. The straw handicraft is my production limited to straw crowns (mobiles) in several models. The material is rye straw, with decoration in textile, eggshell and wool. The smaller of straw crowns (mobiles) modules have also been used as Christmas tree- and window decorations it is here that earlier, rye straw with fabric and wool accents. My textile work has resulted in large woven pillows in different technologies and variations. And in textile sculptures.

Per-Åke Backman