2017 Toikka Birds
2017 is Finland's centenary year, so the 2017 Toikka collection is a special one marking the celebration of Finland's 100th anniversary of independence. Finland's national colorway of blue and white is represented throughout, as an ode to the blue skies and lakes as well as white clouds and snow of the Finnish landscape. The annual bird Kiuru is the only current member of the flock with wings, so she can fly in and announce the arrival of summer. Her numbered egg shares the same dotted blue and white motif that requires a veiled glass technique from iittala's skilled glassblowers. The beloved dove is also special edition this year in ultramarine blue, with a fitting 2,017 name and numbered in honor of 'Finland 100'. These commemorative pieces make wonderful gifts for Finns and fans of Finland, and are a must-have for avid Toikka collectors due to their limited nature.