“ Master of disguise
The Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a common bird in Iceland, as in most other parts of the Arctic Region. It nests all over the country, from the shore to the highlands. In the summertime the Ptarmigan feeds primarily on leaves, seeds and berries, but during winter, when the ground is covered with snow, birch and willow buds are the most importante food.
The Ptarmigan uses camouflage to hide from predators. It sneaks around, attempting to blend into its surroundings, rather than relying on its fairly clumsy flying skills for an escape. It has seasonal plumagem; changing colours from Brown in summer to grey or speckled in autumn and white in winter. As a result it can be an easy prey for falcons in a winter thaw, and when the seasons change.
The Ptarmigan is cherished by most Icelanders. For some i tis a precious bird to be admired and protected, but to others i tis a game bird and a source of a festive meal. The Ptarmigan i salso na importante figure in folklore and poetry. Some people for exemple believe that if the Ptarmigan turns white early in the autumn a hard winter will follow.
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: 50 x 50 cm
” Giants of the sea
Icelandic waters are home to a variety of whales, although many of them only spend the summer months there. The high productivity of the North Atlantic and the structure of the Icelandic coastal áreas offer a variety of habitats, suitable for many species with diferente needs. The sea around Iceland is therefore na importante feeding ground for many whales.
The Humpback whale (Megaptera noveangliae) migrates to the shores of Iceland in the summertime after having spend the winter months in more Southern locations. I tis a baleen whale and is easily identified by its long white flippers and the numerous barnacles on its body. Its body is mostly dark grey or black on top and partially white underneath. The fluke has unique patterns of black and white.
Professional whale watching is now one of the highlights for many tourists visiting Iceland. Whale watching is for exemple offered on Faxoflói and Breiðafjördur bays, but also in Eyjafjörður and Skjálfandi bay. A whale museu mis operated in the town of Hísavík in North, providing detailed and interesting information on whales. “
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