The illustration of the Misabel set is based on the comic strip “Moominmamma’s Maid” by Tove and Lars Jansson from 1956.
Arabia’s long-time Moomin illustrator Tove Slotte always starts the design process of a new character dish by flicking through Tove Jansson’s novels and comic strips. The Moomin stories feature hundreds of characters but only about a dozen of them have their own sets. Less-known characters such as Misabel are introduced to the public now.
In the Misabel illustration, Misabel is doing the dishes. Moominmamma explains that she always uses rainwater to do the dishes. Misabel stares at the piles of dirty dishes and remembers that it has not rained for a long time. On the other side of the mug, Misabel is washing rag rugs and Moominmamma explains that she rinses the rugs by swimming with them. The story of Moominmamma’s maid Misabel was published in the 1956 comic strip “Moominmamma’s Maid”. In the comic strip, Misabel becomes a maid for the Moomin family and owns a dog named Sorry-oo.
As Arabia puts it, “Misabel is a timid character with slightly neurotic tendencies, especially when cleaning.” She looks unhappy in her red apron, but still helps Moominmamma with many household chores. Misabel and Sorry-oo are hiding secrets, but Snorkmaiden finds them out and helps Misabel find solutions to her problems. Misabel and Sorry-oo are visibly relieved, and they learn to play and have fun like the rest of the Moomin family.
Designer: Tove Jansson, Tove Slotte-Elevant
Quantity: 1 pcs
Care instructions: Dishwasher and microwave