The Pomeranian Culture is one of the most mysterious cultures that inhabited northern Poland and east Germany during the pre-Christian ages. Only crumbs of their heritage have been discovered in our time, however what is left provides us an intimate glimpse into their lives. The Pomeranians had a very unique and artistic funeral tradition. They buried their deceased in astonishing burial vessels with faces, often decorated with jewelry and individual physiognomy. The unique face urns tell us a fascinating story of our Slavic ancestors who didn't leave any written testimony about their lives and culture.
We would like to establish a new chapter of this ancient story for a contemporary audience. The POPIEL vases are a modern reinterpretation of ancient artistry derived from photogeometric scans of actual archeological objects. Each urn is 3D printed from high grade 100% biodegradable PLA filaments. In accordance with our Slavic ancestors’ tradition of harmony with nature, every POPIEL vase is plastic free.