|"Ember's" Horns: 2 year old Stark Hollow Farm Icelandic Ram|
The Icelandic sheep breed comes both horned and polled, with the horned animals tracing their ancestry back to ancient times. The male's horns curl similar to those of wild North American mountain sheep such as the Big Horn or Dall sheep. Icelandic ram horns will begin their second "curl" by three years of age.
Sheep have always been in important relationship with human beings. This can be seen throughout history in the mythologies and religious symbolism that the sheep held in most cultures. Horned deities are prevalent throughout many of the ancient cultures. Historically, the ram has been revered in many cultures as representing creative energy, fertility and strength. In astrology, the ram is associated with the constellation Aries, the first sign from 0 to 30 degrees in the zodiac. The is the birthing energy, the springing forth, the emergence of new forms and potentiality.
Today, folks use the horns of the ram for display, creative purposes and for Renaissance helmets and accouterments, such as drinking horns. Modern crafters use Icelandic horns to make particularly beautiful horn buttons for sweaters, coats and bags.
Ember's horns are for sale at $45.00 each or $85.00 for the pair. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Samples of other uses for sheep horns:
|Sheep Horns used for costume|
|Horn Candle Holders|
|Horn Hair Pieces|
|Decorative Horn Drinking Vessel|
|Decorative Horn Buttons|