This motif comes from an Estonian mitten pattern. You can see the mittens here. Muhv has graciously permitted me to copy her combination of traditional stitch patterns for the cuff she added to her mittens.
A very special pair of handknitted mittens - these are designed featuring the birds of our town, the crows from Moss! Handknitted and felted. 26 cm / inch long and 10 cm / 4 inch wide. Colours are as picture - grey, black and yellow with a ribbed cuff