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 wanderers in the history of Iceland.
Krumkaka – Krumkake
The “Krumkaka” is a decorated festivity bread, fried in specially designed krumkaka-irons. The decorations on the irons can be of different patterns that are influenced by national traditions or religion. In the old days, the krumakaka-irons were expensive and not everybody could afford one. Those who didn’t could use the services of so-called “baking women” who travelled from one farm to another fried the krumkakas using their own irons. Despite newer cooking traditions in Norwegian homes, the krumkaka has endured and for many a necessity for the Christmas table.
Table Runner: 48 x 150 cm
Tea Towel: 50 x 70 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