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.
Krumkaka – Krumkake
The “Krumkaka” is a decorated festivity bread, fried in specially designed krumkaka-irons. The decorations on the irons can be of different patterns that are influenced by national traditions or religion. In the old days, the krumakaka-irons were expensive and not everybody could afford one. Those who didn’t could use the services of so-called “baking women” who travelled from one farm to another fried the krumkakas using their own irons. Despite newer cooking traditions in Norwegian homes, the krumkaka has endured and for many a necessity for the Christmas table.
Table Runner: 48 x 150 cm
Tea Towel: 50 x 70 cm
” Sound of Spring
After a harsh Icelandic winter, the arrival of migratory birds is a long-awaited sign of Spring. One bird in particular, the Golden Plover (Pluvialis Apricaria), is especially welcomed as the bearer of the new season. Each year, the first Golden Plovers are usually seen in April as they arrive in flocks and make their presence felt. For many Icelanders their singing is a sign that summer is around the corner.
The Golden Plover winters in Great Britain, along the West coast of the European mainland, Gilbraltar and North Africa. They are amon Iceland’s most iconic summer birds and nest all over the country. They stand tal and like to position themselves where they can enjoy a good view over their surroundings. In late summer the Golden Plovers form flocks again and prepare for their journey to warmer climates.
The Golden Plover is cherished by most Icelanders for its beautiful appearance and distinctive singing. It has a strong presence in Icelandic literature and folklore, and is sung about in favoured folk songs. ”
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