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Colourful Carpets

Tiia Toomet

  • Illustrator: Vive Tolli
  • Language: Estonian
  • Kunst
  • 1984, 24 pp
  • fiction, picturebook
  • Age: 8+
The book is a fairy tale about Ma, Pa, and a lamb. Ma (who should become the First Mother, but there is no nice place to put a child) weaves a massive carpet on a loom borrowed from the future, and simultaneously creates the world. She finishes it, and then Pa gives every country a name, because politics is still more of a man thing. Motifs from old Estonian rugs are used in Vive Toll’s decorative-styled pictures.

Translated into Dutch