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' Wool Sweater
Hanna Hlif knits sweaters from the hand-spun wool of Iceland’s forystufé 'leader' sheep which guides an entire flock. 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.
Each of Hanna's finely knitted sweaters take a month to create, containing unique nuanced details so that no two are exactly alike.