In 1913 an Orthodox chapel was built on the site of the Uspenski Cathedral in Katajanokka to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Hamina. Yet the chapel was viewed as a symbolof Russia’s oppressive politics, which led to a group of patriotic students to smudge it with tar after Finland became independent. After unsuccessful attempts to remove the tar, the building was demolished in 1920.
This Katajanokka bag is part of the Helsinki collection. Hand printed in Käpylä, Helsinki. You can choose the print in either black or green.
Material: 100% recycled cotton textile waste (by Pure Waste Textiles)