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.
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
“ Lagður the Ram
Ever since the days of the first settlers, the short-tailed Icelandic sheep has provided food and clothing for the people of Iceland. This remarkably hardy animal has survived every natural disaster and climatic adversity Icelandic nature has thrown at it.
The sheep grow wool for traditional handicraft and textile industry as well as providing excelente meat, which is a major ingrediente in Icelandic cuisine. Icelandic sheep farmers develop fondness and familiarity with their herds, which in many cases have been bred by generations on the same farm. A number of place names in Iceland stem from sheep and sheep farming and the sheep are truly an integral part of the appearance and culture of the Icelandic countryside.
Lagður the rami s a fine representative of the current population of Icelandic sheep. Born in the Spring of 2007, he grew upo n the rangelands of Northern Iceland. Lagður is the offspring of decades of careful breeding work by the farmers of Brun and Hrisar Farm. He is white, horned and well-muscled. Lagður is a beautiful ram with a lon body and strong feet.
In the spring of 2010, Lagður joined the elite group of Icelandic rams when he was chosen as a breeing ram for the nationwide AI breeding services. As a result of this, sheep farming in Iceland will reap the benefits of his excellent genetic traits for years to come. “
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