Harbour Seal - Icelandic Cushion Cover

Harbour Seal Cushion Cover

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Snuggle up to Icelandic Nature

Harbour Seal

Size: 40x60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 inch)

Backside color: Dark Brown, 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.

Harbour Seal

Humans and seals have coexisted in the arctic ecosystem for thousands of years. In older times, seals provided meat and skin for Icelanders. Today, however, seals play an insignificant economic role. Seals are curious creatures and have a certain mystique to them. Their beautiful eyes and calm gaze form an instant attraction and partly explain their strong presence in Icelandic folklore.

Harbour seals (Phoea vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) are the only species to pup in Iceland, but a few others visit regularly. The harbour seal is the most common. It can get up to 2 m long and weights over 100 kg. The male is most often slightly larger than the female. In June, the female gives birth to one pup. It is nurtured for 3-4 weeks, but after that it has to take care of itself.

The harbour seal resides mainly around the North Western coast of Iceland. In Vatnsnes peninsula, seals can be watched in their natural environment at several official observing locations. A research and interpretation center (the Icelandic Seal center), can also be found in the town of Hvammstangi in the same region.

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