Álafoss 7990-2001 – Ístex
Pure Icelandic wool.
Design: Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir
Size: 130 x 200 cm
“ Master of disguise
The Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a common bird in Iceland, as in most other parts of the Arctic Region. It nests all over the country, from the shore to the highlands. In the summertime the Ptarmigan feeds primarily on leaves, seeds and berries, but during winter, when the ground is covered with snow, birch and willow buds are the most importante food.
The Ptarmigan uses camouflage to hide from predators. It sneaks around, attempting to blend into its surroundings, rather than relying on its fairly clumsy flying skills for an escape. It has seasonal plumagem; changing colours from Brown in summer to grey or speckled in autumn and white in winter. As a result it can be an easy prey for falcons in a winter thaw, and when the seasons change.
The Ptarmigan is cherished by most Icelanders. For some i tis a precious bird to be admired and protected, but to others i tis a game bird and a source of a festive meal. The Ptarmigan i salso na importante figure in folklore and poetry. Some people for exemple believe that if the Ptarmigan turns white early in the autumn a hard winter will follow.
Made in Iceland from 100% cotton with amazing nature images on the front and a monochromatic fabric on the back. The printed pictures on the pads are not homogeneous which can create some slight color variations between the cushions of the same type.
Stuffing is not included.
Size: 50 x 50 cm
Handmade Prjónakonur (Knitting Women) by Kata. Made with Icelandic Wool.
Height: 8.5 cm
Warm, soft and breathable blanket made from Icelandic wool. Due to the fine quality of the wool the throws are very long-lasting but soft at the same time as they are combed after weaving.
Style code: Alafoss 7991-0102
Size: 140 x 210 cm