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
” Harbour Seal
Humans and seals have coexisted in the arctic ecosystem for thousands of years. In older times, seals provided meat and skin for Icelanders. Today, however, seals play na insignificante economic role. Seals are curious creatures and have a certain mystique to them. Their beautiful eyes and calm gaze form na instante attraction and partly explain their strong presence in Icelandic folklore.
Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) are the only species to pup in Iceland, but a few others visit regularly. The harbour seal is the most common. It can get up to 2 m long and weighs over 100kg. The male is most often slightly larger than the female. In June, the female gives birth to on pup. I tis nurtured for 3 – 4 weeks, but after that it has to take care of itself.
The harbour seal resides mainly around the North Western coast of Iceland. In Vatnsnes peninsula seals can be watched in their natural environment at several oficial observing locations. A research and interpretation center (the Icelandic Seal Center), can also be found in the town of Hvammstangi in the same region. ”
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