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
THOR’S HAMMER – In Norse mythology, Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the god of thunder. Mjölnir was a fearsome weapon, capable of leveling mountains. In the 13th century Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson relates that after being thrown at something the hammer always came flying back to Thor.
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.