” Highland Traveleers
Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are newcomers to Iceland. They were introduced in the 18th century as na attempt to expand Icelandic farming. However, Icelanders never mastered reindeer herding and kept to their traditional sheep farming.
Reindeer have a circumpolar distribution and have been domesticated for over 2.000 years. This hardy animal has evolved unique adaptations to survive in the cold Arctic, including a thick coat and large hooves.
The Icelandic reindeer population consists of around 4.000 animals that are confined to the East and Southeast of Iceland. The females calve in late May and during summer they form large herds roaming the highlands. In early autumn the males join the herds for the breeding season. In winter, the herds break u pinto smaller groups, which are often seen in the lowlands, seeking regure from the hardship of winter frosts.
Throughout the years the people of East Iceland have hunted reindeer for meat and skin, and used its horns for tool making and handicraft. Today the reindeer plays and importante role in the identify of East Iceland and the locals proudly welcome guests to meet these highland travellers. ”
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
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
Handmade Prjónakonur (Knitting Women) by Kata. Made with Icelandic Wool.
Height: 8.5 cm
PUFFIN – The puffin, sometimes referred to as “the Reverend”, never fails to catch the eye with its brightly coloured break and dignified manner. It has black upper parts and white underparts and there is a hint of grey around the eyes. The puffin’s trademark is the beak, covered with red, blue and yellow stripes that increase in number as the bird grows older the beak gets bigger.