What are these particular swans doing on this particular lake?
November 29, 2010 10:26 AM Subscribe
I just bought this pin
on Etsy (side
and back view
). It was listed by a Latvian seller who says it's a vintage Soviet-era item. This pin must have been a mass-produced item, since I saw one exactly like it on Etsy last spring, though someone else beat me to the purchase that time. I'm intrigued by the image of swans seemingly menacing a woman and her child, and I wonder if it perhaps references a Slavic folktale. A friend has suggested that it might be a Swan Lake
reference, though to my mind it doesn't suit the narrative. Your thoughts and best guesses?
posted by orange swan to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite