100% cotton, 190 grams. In dark blue and lime yellow. Featuring a design by Anja Tolar, academic painter, representing the Arnold Rikli healing principles combined with Lake Bled features inside the ayurvedic triangles. The first triangle representing Sunlight and the image of the Bled Castle, the second triangle representing Air and the image of the Bled island and church and the third triangle representing Water within the traditional boat Pletna. Rounded to a whole with Arnold Rikli’s inspiring quote ‘Water is good, air is better and most of all the sunlight!’.
Arnold Rikli was among the first people who noticed the healing effect of the natural environment in Bled. He has created baths, walking paths, hiking paths and housing. In the year 1895 he has built a wooden house and baths in Swiss style and a hospital with his own examination office. Because the word spread across Europe about the healing power of Bled, they built a larger swimming place in 1899. Besides the people who were looking for healing, Bled started to attract people who wanted to spend their holidays in a healthy and clean environment. The number of visitors started to rise in 1870, after the new railway connection between Ljubljana and Tarvisio, where the place got his own railway station in Lesce. In the year 1903 Bled was awarded with a gold medal on international fair of healing places in Vienna, in the year 1906 Bled was classified among the best tourist destinations in Austro-Hungarian Empire. The healing place was operating until the First World War, and was later abandoned. Rikli has received a statue at his 50th healing anniversary. His methods combined with the new therapy are continued at present times in Hotel Golf in medico-regenerative programs. Every year, starting with July, Bled organizes Rikli’s sport days and hiking on Rikli’s paths.