Honouring the mythology that has enthralled generations of children and adults, our Middle-earth Collection draws inspiration from The Lord of the Rings™ and The Hobbit™. With exclusive rights from Middle-earth Enterprises, we have created a series of gorgeous designs steeped in a mythology that has enthralled generations of children and adults.
With intricate woven designs taking influence from the legendary books, our Middle-earth baby slings feature a number of quotes in English, Sindarin and Runes designed to delight parents who love The Lord of the Rings.
Read on to find out more about the quotes on some of your favourite geeky baby carriers!
The formidable mountain range, which cuts across Middle-earth is shown in a lovely illustrative style, with a verse sung by Thorin Oakenshield & Co. in The Hobbit running in runes along the borders:
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.
Ancients of Gondor™
The trees in this pattern each represent part of the lineage of the White Trees. The original White Tree was much beloved by the Elves, it emanated silver light, and it is said the Moon was formed from its last silver flower. Each tree thereafter is seen to symbolise divine qualities of goodness, wisdom and purity.
The names of the trees appear under each motif in Sindarin:
Celeborn, the last tree to grow in the original dwelling place of the Elves.
The White Tree of Númenor, a sapling of Celeborn that was planted in the land of Númenor.
The White Tree of Gondor, a sapling of The White Tree of Númenor that became the first of the line to grow in Middle-earth.
Legend of Frodo™
“Even the smallest person can change the course of history"
This quote flows over this baby carrier in the iconic Sindarin script, while the prominent band of text proclaims the name of this design: “The Legend of Frodo. Interspersed with delicate Elven motifs, this baby wrap design pays testament to Frodo's quest to Mordor.
Taken from the song sung by Gimli during the Fellowship's quest to Mordor, Dwarvish runes reading,
“In Moria, in Khazad-dûm. The world was fair in Durin's day."
This quote runs across this wonderfully geeky Middle-earth collection baby carrier design.
The Song of Durin recalls the splendour of Dwarrowdelf, also known as Khazad-dûm and Moria, the grandest and most famous of the mansions of the Dwarves.
Rivendell is shown in a beautiful illustrative style, with the Elven houses nestled amongst the rolling hills and flowing waterfalls.
Also known as Imladris, Rivendell was a peaceful, sheltered town located at the edge of a narrow gorge of the river Bruinen, it was well hidden in the moorlands and foothills of the Misty Mountains. Bilbo retires to this tranquil spot after his eleventy-first birthday, having previously passed through on his quest for Erebor in The Hobbit. The Sindarin quote in the borders shows a quote from Bilbo on The Last Homely House East of the Sea,
“Time doesn't seem to pass here: it just is."
The Oakenshield lineage is celebrated on this stunning baby sling design, with the names Thrór, Thráin and Thorin inscribed in the edges of the interlocking shields which make up this geometric pattern.
Inspired by the industrial nature of the Dwarves, and their celebrated talent for manufacturing arms, this baby wrap design plays is a homage to the Oakensheild line - their title "King Under the Mountain" is inscribed in repeating runes along the top and bottom rails.
Rings of Power™
Symbols for the 19 rings of power run along this handmade ring sling: each emblem denotes the bearers of the three groups of magical rings, while a flowing border names each of the groups in Elvish.
“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.
Inspired by the famous Mithril shirt given to Frodo by Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings, intricate interlinking rings lead to delicate circular details which frame the hems of this sling. A flowing Sindarin script reads
“My heart is glad to know you have such a coat, quoting Bilbo's words to Frodo."
Mithril is a silvery metal, lightweight and strong, it was mined by the Dwarves in Moria. It was used by the Dwarves in armour and by the Elves in everything from jewellery to a precious inlay called Ithildin, which can be enchanted to shimmer in the moonlight. Mithril is one of the rarest metals in Middle-earth.
"The wealth of Moria was not in gold or jewels, the toys of the Dwarves; nor in iron, their servant. Its worth was ten times that of gold, and now it is beyond price; for little is left above ground, and even the Orcs dare not delve here for it."
"Mithril! All folk desired it. It could be beaten like copper, and polished like glass; and the Dwarves could make of it a metal, light and yet harder than tempered steel. Its beauty was like to that of common silver, but the beauty of Mithril did not tarnish or grow dim."J.R.R Tolkein, The Fellowship of the Ring (Gandalf)
Biblo's shirt was saved from the hoard of Smaug in The Hobbit and is said to have been worth more than everything in the Shire. Given to Frodo in Rivendell, this "small coat of mail" would go on to save Frodo's life in the mine of Moria.
Treebeard and Beechbone hide amongst the flora and fauna of the Fangorn forest, and as the roots of trees twist below the earth the quote from Treebeard reads
“The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air."
This quote, paraphrased by Galadriel in the film, is actually spoken by Treebeard to Galadriel as he contemplates the changes in Middle Earth and as they part for the last time.
'Then Treebeard said farewell to each of them in turn, and he bowed three times slowly and with great reverence to Celeborn and Galadriel. 'It is long, long since we met by stock and stone, A vanimar, vanimalion, nostari!' he said. 'It is sad that we should meet only thus at the ending. For the world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air. I do not think we shall meet again.'"J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
Featuring our classic Evenstar motif, a quote from Frodo runs in the borders:
“Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed, and all its fear pass away."
Spoken to Gandalf at Arwen's wedding party in The Return of the King, Frodo "was moved with great wonder" at Arwen's great beauty and filled with a great sense of hope and optimism for the future.
The border runes feature an excerpt from a poem 'The World Was Young, The Mountains Green' from The Lord of the Rings. The poem sung by Gimli when the Fellowship of the Ring travelled through Moria. Gimli stood up and sang this song when recalling the splendour of Dwarrowdelf.
A king he was on carven throne
In many-pillared halls of stone
With golden roof and silver floor,
And runes of power upon the door.
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