The Kyrtill dates back to the year 1870. It was designed by the Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson who sought inspiration from the medieval tunic, the kirtle. an Icelandic Kyrtill is a full-length gown made from satin, woolen muslin or velvet and is most often white, black or dark blue. The square neckline is a distinctive feature as well as the embroidery along the yoke, sleeves and hemline. The belt is made of linked silver or gilt silver plates. The headdress is shaped like a Phrygian cap whit a veil that is held in place by a band of gilt brass or silver.
Homemade Porcelain Doll in Icelandic National Costume
Present day Icelandic national costumes for women include the festive dresses Skautbúnigur and Kyrtill, the traditional costume Peysuföt, and the “everyday” costume Upphlutur.
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Chill the Icelandic Gabbro-rocks in a freezer for at least two hours.
Place 2-3 rocks in a glass and pour the drink they are sufficient to cool a double measure.
The drink is chilled without being diluted.
Wash them rocks and let them dry before placing them back in the freezer.
Nine Gabbro-rocks in each package.
In mid-August 2014, Iceland’s second highest mountain, Bárðarbunga, awoke from its slumber. A stratovolcano located under Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, Bárðarbunga, is part of a vast volcanic system that covers much of the entre of the island. After a few dramatic days of intense seismic activity, an eruption started in the Holuhraun lava field north of Bárðarbunga. At 4 a.m. on August 31st, the magma found its way to the surface. By the time this book was sent to print, the Holuhraun lava eruption had already become one of the largest witnessed in Iceland since the 19th century and showing no sign of abating.
Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson is one of Iceland’s most experienced photographers. He has closely followed these events from both the air and ground from the very beginning.
Breathtaking photographs from the lava eruption in Holuhraun 2014.
Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson brings you closer to these magnificent events in central Iceland, where the forces of nature continue to shape the island.