“ Pastors’ conference
The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is the most common bird that nests in Iceland. I tis found on islands and grassy cliffs along the coast. The Puffin, which is a migratory bird, is commonly nicknamed the pastor in Iceland due to its distinguished appearance.
Puffin couples nest in burrows where both parents keep a home for their single chick, which is called kofa or pysja in Icelandic. The couple separates during winter but reunite in Spring, returning to their busy family life. I tis hard to say if the separation is the key to the Atlantic puffins’ successful relationship, but studies show that puffins mate for life.
I tis hard work feeding sandeels, caplin and various invertebrates to the hungry chick. At the end of the day the puffin therefore enjoys a well-deserved break with his neighbours, as seen here. The chick leaves the nest in August and flies toweards the sea. However, many lose their bearings. In the Westman Islands, South of the mainland, i tis customary for children to collect the confused chicks and guide them to the sea. “
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
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
Handmade Prjónakonur (Knitting Women) by Kata. Made with Icelandic Wool.
Height: 8.5 cm
ICELAND – Two continents meet in Iceland, lying as it does on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Iceland is known as the lan of ice and fire, as both active volcanos and enormous glaciers can be found there. Icelandic nature contains many such contrasting features – lush valleys and expansive deserts, narrow fjords and vast plains, high waterfalls and big lakes.