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.
” Giants of the sea
Icelandic waters are home to a variety of whales, although many of them only spend the summer months there. The high productivity of the North Atlantic and the structure of the Icelandic coastal áreas offer a variety of habitats, suitable for many species with diferente needs. The sea around Iceland is therefore na importante feeding ground for many whales.
The Humpback whale (Megaptera noveangliae) migrates to the shores of Iceland in the summertime after having spend the winter months in more Southern locations. I tis a baleen whale and is easily identified by its long white flippers and the numerous barnacles on its body. Its body is mostly dark grey or black on top and partially white underneath. The fluke has unique patterns of black and white.
Professional whale watching is now one of the highlights for many tourists visiting Iceland. Whale watching is for exemple offered on Faxoflói and Breiðafjördur bays, but also in Eyjafjörður and Skjálfandi bay. A whale museu mis operated in the town of Hísavík in North, providing detailed and interesting information on whales. “
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
“ 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