A journey through Iceland reveals natural, primordial materials: hand-spun wool, horsehair, horn, reindeer antler, lava stone and driftwood. Hand- crafted objects- each unique in the world- are made-to-order by Iceland's foremost artists and artisans. Starkness, restraint and strength of design reflect the stunning raw landscapes of the country- at once ancient and yet utterly modern.

'Forystufé' Snood

This modern snood can be worn over the head or around the neck in infinite variation. Designed and knitted by Guðrun Hildur Bjarnadóttir from the hand-spun wool of Iceland’s forystufé 'leader' sheep, there are only 1400 on earth and their wool is prized for being remarkably soft and itch-free, carefully processed according to the vision of preservationist Daníel Hansen who also makes the buttons from forystufé horn.


A certificate of authenticity with an image of the actual sheep your snood’s wool came from is issued by Daníel’s foundation, Fræðasetur um forystufé.