” Sound of Spring
After a harsh Icelandic winter, the arrival of migratory birds is a long-awaited sign of Spring. One bird in particular, the Golden Plover (Pluvialis Apricaria), is especially welcomed as the bearer of the new season. Each year, the first Golden Plovers are usually seen in April as they arrive in flocks and make their presence felt. For many Icelanders their singing is a sign that summer is around the corner.
The Golden Plover winters in Great Britain, along the West coast of the European mainland, Gilbraltar and North Africa. They are amon Iceland’s most iconic summer birds and nest all over the country. They stand tal and like to position themselves where they can enjoy a good view over their surroundings. In late summer the Golden Plovers form flocks again and prepare for their journey to warmer climates.
The Golden Plover is cherished by most Icelanders for its beautiful appearance and distinctive singing. It has a strong presence in Icelandic literature and folklore, and is sung about in favoured folk songs. ”
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.
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.