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Stekkjastaur

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Stekkjastaur: ornament made for “Styrktafélag lamaðar og fatlaðra” “rehabilitation center”

https://www.kaerleikskulan.is/collections/jolaoroar/products/2018-stekkjastaur -

We are happy to have donated our work on designing the 🎅 “Stekkjastaur” and Dagur Hjartason made the poem to “Stekkjastaur”  one of 13 brothers. The donation goes to sfls rehabilitation center for children in Iceland.; http://www.slf.is/is/in-english

Read more here about Icelandic santa clause and there family. https://blogs.transparent.com/icelandic/2012/12/12/jolasveinar-the-icelandic-yule-lads/

The first one of them was called Stekkjarstaur/Stekkjastaur = sheep-cote clod). He had two wooden legs or peg legs which may have made him slow to move but he still found all the energy to harass sheep that had been brought in for the winter. Old Icelandic houses were linked to the barn so the sheep running around in panic would be easily heard through the house.MATERIAL:

Rustfree metall

MEASUREMENTS:  

10 x 10 x 1 cm

Produced and manufactured by Styrktafélag lamaðar og fatlaðra” “rehabilitation center”

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Stekkjastaur

 
 
 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Stekkjastaur: ornament made for “Styrktafélag lamaðar og fatlaðra” “rehabilitation center”

https://www.kaerleikskulan.is/collections/jolaoroar/products/2018-stekkjastaur -

We are happy to have donated our work on designing the 🎅 “Stekkjastaur” and Dagur Hjartason made the poem to “Stekkjastaur”  one of 13 brothers. The donation goes to sfls rehabilitation center for children in Iceland.; http://www.slf.is/is/in-english

Stekkjarstaur - Sheep-Cote Cold 

Comes down from the mountains on the 12th of December each year the first of the thirteen brothers to do so according to the folk tales collected  by Jón Árnadon 1862. He sneaks into sheep scores to suckle the ewes although his efforts are sometimes impaired by his peg legs which make it difficult for him to bend down. Sheep Cote Cold is envisaged here by designer Dögg Gudmundsdottir and writer Dagur Hjartason -

All proceeds go to work on behalf of children and young people with disabilities -

The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities 2018

MATERIAL:

Rustfree metall

MEASUREMENTS:  

10 x 10 x 1 cm

Produced and manufactured by Styrktafélag lamaðar og fatlaðra” “rehabilitation center”

deep snow

dampens heavy step

the cold

numbs fingers 

and ears

even toes

strange

he thinks 

but refrains from looking down

on the peg leg 

looks rather up

at the moon

which is dampening the dark

and finally he sees a window 

with a single shoe

then a loud covers the moon 

the sparkle in the glass is extinguished 

but still he stumbles onward 

faster thinking 

losing one’s feet 

is not the same as 

losing one’s bearings

continuing faster

as though the moon might at any moment 

slip it’s one-legged beam 

through the glass 

Into the shoe 

and walk away