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.
“ The Cheerful Neighbour
In recente decades forestry has grown considerably in Iceland. A pleasant side effect of this is the country’s increasingly varied bird life. The common redpoll (Carduelis flammea) i sone of the bird species that favours birch forests and scrub land and hence is getting more and more common in the forests and gardens of Iceland.
The common redpool is a tiny bird in the finch family that weighs only around 15g. I tis brownish-grey in colou rand is a characterized by a bright red patch on its forehead. The range of the species extends throughout the circumpolar Northern áreas. It stays in Iceland throughout the year and for many Icelanders it becomes a beloved neighbour during winter time; accepting seeds and fruits in gardens. Its cheerful singing and quick movements furthermore add some life to the company.
The Icelandic name for the common redpoll is ‘auðnutittlingur’. The word ‘auðna’ means faith or happiness. In older times it was believed to bring luck if travellers spotted or were led by a small bird on a trail. The word ‘auðnutittlingur’ is possible drawn from this old myth. ”
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
Handmade Prjónakonur (Knitting Women) by Kata. Made with Icelandic Wool.
Height: 8.5 cm
ICELAND – Two continents meet in Iceland, lying as it does on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Iceland is known as the lan of ice and fire, as both active volcanos and enormous glaciers can be found there. Icelandic nature contains many such contrasting features – lush valleys and expansive deserts, narrow fjords and vast plains, high waterfalls and big lakes.