Álafoss 7990-2008 – Ístex
Pure Icelandic wool.
Design: Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir
Size: 130 x 200 cm
Blóm lífsins (The flower of life) Wool Blanket – HUGRÚN
The Flower of Life is a recurring pattern in Nordic visual art. The pattern can be traced to Asia, where the term originated. It may be compared to the tree Yggdrasill, the source of life. The design of the Flower of Life is also modelled upon the flower drawings of the artist Sölvi Helgason, one of the most famous wonderers in the history of Iceland. Back in the day when Icelandic women traveled on horseback in a side saddle, they used woolen blankets to protect themselves from the elements. This blankets were beautifully decorated with colorful patterns. The blanket brings the owner warmth and cover from the winds of the world.
Size: 130 x 180 cm
” Highland Traveleers
Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are newcomers to Iceland. They were introduced in the 18th century as na attempt to expand Icelandic farming. However, Icelanders never mastered reindeer herding and kept to their traditional sheep farming.
Reindeer have a circumpolar distribution and have been domesticated for over 2.000 years. This hardy animal has evolved unique adaptations to survive in the cold Arctic, including a thick coat and large hooves.
The Icelandic reindeer population consists of around 4.000 animals that are confined to the East and Southeast of Iceland. The females calve in late May and during summer they form large herds roaming the highlands. In early autumn the males join the herds for the breeding season. In winter, the herds break u pinto smaller groups, which are often seen in the lowlands, seeking regure from the hardship of winter frosts.
Throughout the years the people of East Iceland have hunted reindeer for meat and skin, and used its horns for tool making and handicraft. Today the reindeer plays and importante role in the identify of East Iceland and the locals proudly welcome guests to meet these highland travellers. ”
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: 40 x 60 cm