Álafoss 7990-2008 – Ístex
Pure Icelandic wool.
Design: Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir
Size: 130 x 200 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
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.
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.