The new 2020 Snorkmaiden Lilac Moomin mug by Arabia. The illustration of Snorkmaiden comes from a drawing in the 1955 comic book “Moomin on the Riviera”. Snorkmaiden has decided to try on a bikini for the first time in her life, but her reflection is unflattering. She hasn’t worn lipstick before, either, and it doesn’t seem to find a suitable spot on her snout, as can be seen on the other side of the mug.
In the story, Snorkmaiden and Moominpappa are bored and dream of a luxury life on the Riviera. After sailing to France, the Moomin family faces many mishaps and misunderstandings.
As Arabia puts it, “Snorkmaiden enjoys being the centre of attention, and she charms and loves to be charmed, which is why she ends up winning at the casino and uses the money to buy a bikini.” The story reflects how Snorkmaiden is not only feminine and vain, but also plucky and resourceful.