We are proud to present The Middle-Earth Collection, the official collection of baby wraps and ring slings inspired by the world of J.R.R Tolkien.
This collection is the result of a long-held desire here at Oscha to create a collection inspired by the world set out in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Drawing inspiration from the rich tales in the works of Tolkien, and with exclusive rights from Middle-earth Enterprises, we have created a series of gorgeous designs steeped in a mythology that has enthralled generations of children and adults.
With designs reflecting every detail of this world, from the geography of Middle-earth to individual characters, this Collection spans the breadth of this immersive tale.
We feel that the carefully crafted creation of this world naturally complements Oscha’s unique, timeless aesthetic. A shared dedication to creating a considered piece of art, along with a devotion to the minutiae of this folklore has allowed us to bring Middle-earth to life in an authentic and tasteful way: creating truly wearable art for our fans.
Over the last two years our designers have immersed themselves in the intricate traditions of these wonderful books, creating beautiful designs which faithfully capture the unique magic within. This Collection has been an enduring passion for the Oscha team over the past two years and creating these designs has been a real labour of love: this is evident not only in the fine details of these new designs, but in our designers’ careful interpretation of the motifs of Middle-earth.
Our first Middle-earth design, Ancients of Gondor, is inspired by the lineage of White Trees. The original White Tree was much beloved by the Elves. Emanating silver light, it is said the Moon was formed from its last silver flower. Each tree thereafter is seen to symbolise divine qualities of goodness, wisdom and purity.
These gorgeously intricate trees are representative of a line starting with Celeborn – the last White Tree to grow in the original dwelling place of the Elves, leading to Nimloth – a sapling of Celeborn that was planted in the land of Númenor, and finally to a sapling of Nimloth that became the first of the line to be found in Middle Earth – the White Tree of Gondor.
“The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.”
This ethereal quality was something our designers worked hard to capture on this first, stunning design from our Middle-Earth Collection. Stylised, flowing tree forms, reminiscent of Celtic knots, are bordered by a simple meandering line of dots, interspersed with Elvish script, naming each tree in turn.
From here, we have developed 11 designs, follow the links to discover the concept behind the designs & see below for a gallery of final slings in each design: Misty Mountains, Rings Of Power, Legend of Frodo, Evenstar, Smaug, Rohan, Oakenshield, Doors Of Durin, Shire & Galadriel
Our official Lord of the Rings collection features two lines: Middle-Earth and MithrilTM. The Mithril Collection is a Tolkien-take on our regular Boutique range: named for the rare & precious metal from the tales, this Collection reflects the coveted nature of its namesake, featuring wraps and ring slings made from luxurious yarns, in limited numbers, with exclusive design/colour combinations.
Both lines of this exclusive Middle-Earth Collection are beautiful and classic: giving fans of Oscha, and of the world of Tolkien, the chance to bring these two passions together in a timeless piece of art.
As with our other collections, we have endeavoured to name our wraps thoughtfully with each design and colourway reflecting a specific aspect of the Middle-Earth tale. From Ithildin to Cormarë, Undómë to Mallorn.
We are delighted to be able to share this Collection with you, and hope you love it as much as we do!
Middle-earth, Mithril, Hobbiton, and The Lord of the Rings and the names of the characters, items, events, and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle-earth Enterprises and are used under license by Oscha Slings.