1968 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate, designed by Kaj Lange, has as its motif The Last Umiak in Greenland (umiak = boat rowed by women) Royal Copenhagen's Christmas plate from 1968 is the third of the plates with a motif from Greenland.See the plates from 1939 and from 1957. This plate depicts a Greenland sledge dog looking over the sea, where a Greenlandic umiak is sliding through the water. The umiak is an old Greenlandic type of boat, with a wooden framework covered by animal skin. This type of boat was used when people moved into the fiords in summer, where the possibilities of catching fish and seals were good.The women rowed the boat, and the owner sat at the rudder. At night, during the long travel, the boat was turned upside down, and people slept under them. The sledge dog is still used in Greenland to pull their sledges, as other means of transportation are difficult to use because of the ice and snow. Founded in 1775, Royal Copenhagen is one of the worldÕs oldest companies, and for more than 235 years our products have been made with not only the deepest respect for tradition, but also the highest standards of craftsmanship. Today, Royal Copenhagen is a highly distinguished brand, renowned for its exclusive quality porcelain products and its immaculate design. Royal Copenhagen is known worldwide for being Danish, and for maintaining our classic blue and white porcelain, both made and painted entirely by hand. But we are also known for the daring of our renewal and innovation. Various new collections maintain our success in modern homes, and our porcelain is a desirable symbol of an up-to-date and quality-conscious lifestyle.
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