Tiiu Aru. Snake Ouch.1989. Silver.
New national romanticism grew more distinctive in the jewellery art during the second half of the 1980s. Brooch, the oldest and most widely spread type of jewellery, turned into a key word on its own within the context of the awareness of our national identity. Brooch had been popular in the 1930s-1950s as well, but then the attention was paid merely on décor, whereas now the central focus is imposed on form, visually and meaningfully. While designing the form of the brooch, the ethnographic paragons cease to play a role. Most perpetually have been dealing with the theme Tiiu Aru, Anu Paal, Krista Laos; the Finno-Ugric mythology is the source of inspiration for Kärt Summatavet.