Álafoss 7990-2008 – Ístex
Pure Icelandic wool.
Design: Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir
Size: 130 x 200 cm
Icelandic Horse – HUGRÚN
The Icelandic horse beside hes small stature it is strong, hardy and famed for its five gaits. He is the evolution of the horses that Iceland’s first settlers brought with them and there has been no cross-breeding with other breeds. The Icelandic horse has long been affectionately known as “the most useful servant” and its importance to Icelandic work and travel before the advent of the automobile cannot be underestimated.
Cushion Cover: 40 x 60 cm
Tea Towel: 50 x 70 cm
100% Wool Blanket: 130 x 180 cm
“ Friends So Fine
The Icelandic horse is a fascinating breed with unique qualities. Shaoed by the harsh elements and the freedom of Icelandic nature, i tis now sought after worldwide and bred to the highest standards. The Icelandic, as i tis commonly called internationally, is a sturdy, resiliente, good-tempered and adaptable breed. Unlike any other breed, it displays five gaits. Great variety in coat colou ris also one of its characteristics.
For centuries the horse was the only means of transportation in Iceland as well as being an importante working animal. It was therefore referred to as “the most useful servant”. Icelandic farmers still use the horse to round up sheep, but nowadays most horses are kept for leisure riding and competition.
Each year thousands of foals are born in Iceland. Mosto f them are born outsider in grassy fields where the breeding mares roam in herds all year around. Breeders like to watch their foals closely in the beginning since they believe that the characteristics presented by young foals can predict their outcome in the future. These two fine friends both bear traditional Icelandic names, i.e. Fregn and Fornöld. They were borna t the farm Fornhagi II in North Iceland in the spring of 2006. They have now grown to be fine young meres and are considered to be of good potential. “
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