I'm, actually, not quite sure about that it's really Austra's Tree (Latvian mythology & signs), but after googling it I found this one piece under the hashtag, so, yeah... it's what you see.
I'm just amazed by everything and somehow I felt I should start something like this. Latvia is a very small country and it's pity we, Latvians, are so obsessed with other cultures. No offence to others, I'm just afraid that we're actually losing our individuality between others. Almost everyone I know has relatives from Lithuania, Russia, Estonia etc., so years ago I was asking to my mom, why is that so. Everyone's so cool with contacts from other states. She just said.. maybe that's because of that you're a pure Latvian in five generations (at least!).. Those days I was upset. Until one day a teacher in a class asked us `Raise up your hands who knows you're a pure Latvian.` We were 20. Just two of us raised hands. From that moment I understood that it's cool to live in country where you belong as much as I do. And that makes me kinda proud of who I am. And, I guess, that's what makes me start to do something related with... myself.
P.S. I used
work as a light background coloring for more Latvian-ish feeling (colors and stuff). Thanks for the great job on our flag!