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.
Laufabrauð – Leafbread
From National Heritage to Design
The “Laufabraud” is Iceland's Festivity BreadLaufabraud (Leafbread) are very thin wheat cakes, beautifully decorated. The decoration was supposed to make up for the simplicity of the cake itself. Flour was a luxury in those days and not used except at Christmas and on special occasions. The carving of the leaf-bread gave the common people the opportunity to express and show their artistic abilities and everyone always looked forward to it.
Table Runner: 35 x 120 cm
Table Runner: 48 x 150 cm
Tea Towel: 50 x 70 cm
THOR’S HAMMER – In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder. Mjölnir was a fearsome weapon, capable of leveling mountains. In the 13th century Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson relates that after being thrown at something the hammer always came flying back to Thor.