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.
Laufabrauð – Leafbread
From National Heritage to Design
The “Laufabraud” is Iceland's Festivity BreadLaufabraud (Leafbread) are very thin wheat cakes, beautifully decorated. The decoration was supposed to make up for the simplicity of the cake itself. Flour was a luxury in those days and not used except at Christmas and on special occasions. The carving of the leaf-bread gave the common people the opportunity to express and show their artistic abilities and everyone always looked forward to it.
Table Runner: 35 x 120 cm
Table Runner: 48 x 150 cm
Tea Towel: 50 x 70 cm
“ Riding the soft sands
For centuries, the Icelandic horse was the only means of transportation in Iceland as well as being a valuable working animal. It was therefore referred to as “the most useful servant”. Farmers still use the horse to gather sheep, but nowadays most horses are kept for leisure and competition. The Icelandic, as i tis commonly called, is a fascinating breed with exceptional qualities. I tis a sturdy, resiliente, good-tempered and adaptable breed, which displays five gaits and great variety in coat colour.
Na increasing number of people enjoy the unspoiled nature of Iceland from the back of a horse. Riding tours are an unforgettable experience and a unique way to explore the country. Each rider often travels with several horses, resulting in a lively herdo f loose horses accompanying the travellers.
One of Iceland’s most spectacular riding paths lies in þingeyrasandur in Northwest Iceland, where the pictured herd runs. The sandy reef separates a freshwater lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. The path takes you from the historie place þingeyrar and across Bjargaós inlet to Vatnsnes peninsula. Along the way, riders come across various bird species and sometimes seals can be seen resting by the inlet, awaiting a bite of salmon or trout. ”
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
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.