Flying Frozen Valleys - Icelandic Ptarmigan - Icelandic Cushion Cover - 40x60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Flying Frozen Valleys Cushion Cover

 
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Snuggle up to Icelandic Nature

Ptarmigans flying over frozen valleys.

Size: 40x60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Backside color: Solid black, 100% cotton.

Cushion Cover with photographs of Icelandic Nature

The cushion covers from Lagdur are the perfect gift for nature lovers or for those who want to decorate their homes with a unique and beautiful Icelandic design. The cushion covers have a zipper and pillows are not included. Comes in a elaborate design gift box with information about each photograph.

100% cotton with printed photograph on the front side and solid color on back. Color variations may occur on the printed photographs.

Icelandic Design.

Flying Frozen Valleys

The Rock Ptarmigan (lagopus muta) is a common bird in Iceland, as in most other parts of the Arctic Region. It is characterized by seasonal plumage; changing color from brown in summer to grey or speckled in autumn and white in winter. In the snow-covered Arctic hinterlands the white Ptarmigan blends perfectly into the surroundings. The only time it blows its cover is when it spreads its wings, revealing the black tail feathers.

The Ptarmigan is cherished by most Icelanders. For some it is a precious bird to be admired and protected, but to others it is a game bird and a souree of a festive meal. The Ptarmigan is also an important figure in folklore and poetry. An example of this is a poem by the national poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, translated by Richard Ringler:

Flying frozen valleys

far from haunts of men,

settling over seree-slopes,

scrawny Ptarmigan.

weather-beaten, weary,

white with tufted feet,

not a nook of shelter,

not a shred to eat.

 

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