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