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.
Reindeer Antler 'Humpback Whale' Pin
Handmade by Þorgrímur Björnsson from wild reindeer antler to depict a humpback whale which can be seen breaching from the shores of Husavik in north Iceland. Approximately 2 3/4 inches long. Reindeer roam wild in Iceland's uninhabited interior highlands and shed their antlers as part of a natural annual cycle. Antlers are found and dried for several years before they are transformed into works of art by foremost artisans like Þorgrímur. Horn and bone versions are also available.