Illustration "Little Fox Sleeping"
We believe that you all are familiar with this character, seen in every legend and story. Although it is not even a fox, it’s just a little foxy - tiny and helpless, sleeping on the lawn, decorated with strawberries, princesses of fields and forests.
Since ancient times the fox symbolizes deceit, but could the creature depicted on our print cause any harm to someone? No way. Our little fox is the kindest and cutest animal in the forest. It symbolizes family unity and spirit, wisdom and goodness. The little fox stands also carries a symbolic meaning for children with his openness, good nature and purity.
No wonder the fox is surrounded with berries, with their special meaning. Strawberry is a Solar berry. It symbolizes the relationship with the biggest star of the universe, the Sun. The field princess brings warmth and light to homes of Ukrainians, its aroma was considered a symbol of purity and freshness of the forest air. Strawberry has also a great relationship with Earth. So it symbolizes fertility and richness of life.
A little history about our character? In mythology, the fox is associated with the gods Enki, Dionysus and Inari. So it is a symbol of tricks, secrets and sharp mind. It was believed that meeting the fox is a good sign, because people can easily cope with their enemies using fox’s energy, sharp wit and ingenuity. No rumours or gossip matteredfor people who believed in the fox power.
The history of our beautiful strawberries is extremely interesting and even a bit controversial, some believe that it originates from the time of the discovery of America by Columbus. History says that explorers brought to Europe quite a large number of exotic plants from the New World. In XVII century from America to the European space were brought the so-called Virginia strawberries.
In another century captain Freze at the end of another trip to Chile had delivered a new kind of huge strawberry to France. The plants were named in honor of their country of origin. There were just five plants those that were imported from Chile. Captain Freze throughout the voyage, half-year long, extremely carefully guarded plantlets and after returning to France, gave them to several different reliable people. History of four of the plants remains unknown, but the last one multiplied, and someone put it next to the mentioned above Virginia strawberries, so an entirely new type of berries was formed.
According to the visionaries, having such a talisman could make you win any fight with an enemy thanks to stealth, ingenuity and wisdom that the fox brings you .
Well, now you have to be sure: with this symbol, no obstacles, no spiteful words or looks can scare you. You are now charged with fox magic power, which will assist your creativity, give confidence and strength to cope with any trouble. Your sharp mind and creativity will be envied. And the juicy berries will spike up your look: you will shine as bright as the Sun!