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.
” 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
Handmade Prjónakonur (Knitting Women) by Kata. Made with Icelandic Wool.
Height: 8.5 cm