Bring your little one into your favorite fandom with these Lord of the Rings baby wearing wraps. With these gorgeous wovens inspired by The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Rings of Power, you can happily carry your halfling in comfort and quality, wherever your journey may lead.
Eighty years ago, the world was introduced to a mystical land. Although it was created in the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien and partially inspired by ancient European mythology, this place – known as Middle-Earth – transported millions of readers throughout the generations into a rich, deep fantasy filled with colorful characters, a magical sense of nature, and interwoven tales of foes and challenges as intricate and complicated as any in our own reality.
It is these detailed stories that have captivated audiences and created scores of eager fans, young and old, whether through The Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Hobbit or new The Rings of Power series.
Lord of the Rings Baby Wearing: The Middle-Earth Collection
With these timeless stories in mind, through exclusive rights from Middle Earth Enterprises for Baby Slings, the in-house design team of artists and creators at Oscha set out to create a line of patterns as unique and enduring as these tales.
The partnership between Oscha and the world of Tolkien is a perfect match. Between Oscha’s stellar reputation for high-quality, intricately-designed wraps and the fact that they’re the first company in Great Britain to make jacquard woven wraps. Tolkien, too, was a British subject, while the Oscha company calls Scotland home.
Oscha’s artistry has long involved swirling natural accents and gorgeous color variations – the perfect fit for a Middle-Earth line of baby products.
The artists at Oscha immersed themselves in the rich world of Tolkien to create designs that fully reflect details of the world he created, from the geography of Middle-Earth to unique characters. The emphasis of the natural world in these stories is the foundation for these gorgeous wovens.
“Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten gold.”
A pattern with just the right marriage between moodiness and whimsy, the Misty Mountains Aduial wrap features a unique dance between the sharp, formidable mountain range cutting through Middle-Earth and its accompanying swirling mist.
Add to this the above verse running in runes along the wrap’s borders and the specially-designed color story of deep midnight tones fading to a pale, icy blue mist, and this design perfectly displays the Elvish meaning behind Aduial: the hour of star opening.
Woven with the quality come to exemplify Oscha, with beautifully slubby wild silk and little flecks speckling the fabric creating a uniqueness to each wrap, this organic combed cotton wrap offers strength and support, along with a silky softness and a hint of cush to lend an ease to babywearing.
“All that is gold does not glitter…”
The Mithril Collection features luxury boutique items featuring Oscha’s Lord of the Rings designs. Named for the rare and precious metal from Tolkien’s tales; reflecting the coveted nature of its namesake, these slings and accessories are created with luxurious yarns, in limited numbers, and some even include exclusive design or color combinations.
In particular, the simply stunning Galadriel design combines a love of the Art Nouveau movement with a passion for the Lord of the Rings in one gorgeous piece of art. It features lady Galadriel, one of the fairest and mightiest of all Elves of Middle-Earth, gazing into her mirror.
She is clearly at one with her surroundings, such as the leaves of the Mallorn trees and the Elanor flowers seen flowing into her elegant robes. The Galadriel Namarie Baby Wrap is a wearable collectible in which luxury meets practicality.
“Deep roots are not touched by the frost…”
The Ancients of Gondor patterns feature flowing ecru trees that shine through a gorgeously subtle mirror graduation of colors running from deep forest tones to a fresh moss green center. The trees in this pattern each represent part of the lineage of White Trees.
The original White Tree was much beloved by the Elves (emanating silver light it is said the Moon was formed from its last silver flower), this each tree thereafter is seen to symbolize divine qualities of goodness, wisdom, and purity.
The sling is strong enough for bigger kids and soft enough for tiny ones too, finished with their soft touch technique it comes ready broken in straight from the bag.
Past the babywearing stage? The Rings of Power Into the Flame shawl is another gorgeous way to celebrate your fandom. Symbols for the 19 rings run along the stunning fabric, each emblem denoting the bearers of the three groups of magical rings, while a flowing border names each of the groups in Elvish. The dark fabric allows the golden emblems to stand out perfectly.
The emblems feature
- “Three rings for the Elven-kings” (untouched by evil, the Elvish rings are entwined in their flowing symbol)
- “Seven for the Dwarf-lords” (the name of each chieftain bearer adorns their emblem, grasped by seven arms)
- “Nine for Mortal Men” (crowns of each King are encircled by their rings and flanked by their swords)
Under each emblem reads ‘One Ring’ connecting them all forever.
If this design speaks to your personal sense of style, there are many more scarves and blankets in the Middle Earth collection. Made of luxurious Britspun Supima cotton and Tencel, this scarf offers you an unparalleled shimmer and elegant drape on this stunning black and golden scarf that you’ll be able to enjoy even when your little one outgrows babywearing one day.
These wraps, slings, and accessories offer timeless art with a mystical sense of nature and folklore. Experience the fusion of Oscha’s Middle-Earth wovens by making it a truly unique part of your own collection. Babywearing has never been quite so magical.
*This article was originally published in 2017 and is part of a collaboration with our advertising partner, Oscha Slings.