The Woven Coverlets of Norway

This book about weaving techniques, patterns, tools, and materials is also about emigration and cultural heritage.

The Woven Coverlets of Norway

Author: Katherine Larson

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ISBN: 9780295981307

Page: 191

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"To explain the coverlet's importance as the pinnacle of the Norwegian weaver's art, Katherine Larson looks at the role textiles played in the lives of women prior to the twentieth century. She takes readers through the yearly cycle in rural Norway and relates it to the many steps of cloth production in a pre-industrial era. Larson describes traditional methods of preparing, spinning, dyeing, and weaving wool and flax, and the tools with which these tasks were performed. She devotes chapters to the different types of coverlets and their origins: tapestry, square weave, krokbragd, double weave, rya, and overshot. Numerous illustrations show patterns from ages past faithfully preserved in the coverlets of Norway. In addition, the book includes a wealth of bibliographic sources and a glossary of weaving terminology."--BOOK JACKET.

Norwegian Folk Art

picture - woven coverlets and many of the far more numer - ous related cushion
covers have come from Gudbrands - dalen in north - central Norway . It is
assumed that most were also woven there between the late 17th and mid 18th
centuries ...

Norwegian Folk Art

Author: Museum of American Folk Art

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789201942

Page: 276

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The unique charm of Norwegian folk art is commanding the attention of an ever-increasing number of museums and collectors. The rich history of these beautiful and functional objects - fanciful wood carvings, tableware and furniture with rosemaling, the snowflake patterns of Norwegian knitting, and costumes with white Hardanger embroidery - dates as far back as the Middle Ages. This volume, which illustrates nearly 250 objects spanning four centuries, reproduces some of the finest holdings of Norwegian museums, together with valuable family heirlooms brought to America and twentieth-century works created by Norwegian-American craftspeople. Many perspectives of this folk tradition are explored in the volume's ten essays, written by leading Norwegian and American scholars. This is the most comprehensive study of such varied factors as art historical traditions and influences, the social and economic background that encouraged each of these arts, Norwegian symbolism, traditional costume, and emigration to the United States and its influence on the arts. An informative and practical discussion of Norwegian folk art collections is also included. This book, the most important reference on the subject for years to come, is essential for folk art collectors, historians, and artisans, and is a fascinating cultural history for anyone of Norwegian heritage.

The Rough Guide to Norway Travel Guide eBook

In this section also are examples of the woven coverlets that were once the pride
and joy of many a Norwegian family. Using skills distantly inherited from Flemish
weavers, the Norwegians took to pictorial coverlets in a big way, their main ...

The Rough Guide to Norway  Travel Guide eBook

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241308119

Page: 448

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The Rough Guide to Norway is the ultimate travel guide to Scandinavia's most inspiring country. There's stunning photography to inspire you, crystal clear maps to guide you and in-depth coverage on everything from Norway's charmingly laidback cities to the mighty ice-plateaus of Svalbard's artic wilderness. The Rough Guide to Norway will ensure you make the most of your time in Norway, whether you are planning a city-break in style-conscious Oslo, a retreat in a stunningly sited, fjordside hamlet, or an adventurous trip hiking past mountain waterfalls, cross-country skiing or chasing the elusive northern lights. Insider reviews reveal the best places to eat, drink and sleep with something for every budget, whether you want to stay in a remote lighthouse or fisherman's hut, enjoy Bergen's top-notch culinary scene, or have a night out bar-hopping in Norway's buzzing capital city. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Norway.

Oslo Rough Guides Snapshot Norway

In this section also are examples of the woven coverlets that were once the pride
and joy of many a Norwegian family. Using skills distantly inherited from Flemish
weavers, the Norwegians took to pictorial coverlets in a big way, their main ...

Oslo  Rough Guides Snapshot Norway

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241312744

Page: 88

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The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo is the ultimate travel guide to Norway's capital city and the surrounding Oslofjord. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from art galleries to museums and castles to Viking longship collections. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo also covers the top places to visit in the Oslofjord, including Drøbak, Fredrikstad, Halden, Åsgårdstrand, Tønsberg and Borre's Viking burial mounds. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Norway, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Oslo, including accommodation, transport, food, drink, costs, health and information on activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Norway. The Rough Guides Snapshot Norway: Oslo is equivalent to 88 printed pages.

The Rough Guide to Norway

... but it must be said that for a national gallery there are few works of international
significance, reflecting Norway's past ... Tapestry (see box below), plus a
charming selection of woven coverlets decorated with religious and folkloric
motifs.

The Rough Guide to Norway

Author: Phil Lee

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409355683

Page: 448

View: 975

The Rough Guide to Norway is the definitive guide to Scandinavia's most inspiring country. You'll find insider tips on where the locals spend their time, as well as advice on how to make your money go further. This 6th edition features all-new colour photography on every region, as well as extended sections on Svalbard and Spitsbergen, winter and summer adventure activities and Norwegian flora and fauna. The chapter on Oslo now makes it easier than ever to visit this buzzing, style-conscious capital set on the doorstep of stunning alpine landscapes. You'll also find plenty of advice on visits to Viking settlements, great art and historical museums, and the Arctic wilderness, as well as expanded information on exploring the country via the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer. At every step, The Rough Guide to Norway steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions from authors who know their herring from their lutefisk. Originally published in print in 2012. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Norway. Now available in ePub format.

History of Norway

Down and feather pillows and woven coverlets might also be used, but often the
short built-in beds were fitted only with straw and fur coverings. As in the
preceding age, the farm was practically self-sufficient and was well equipped for
the ...

History of Norway

Author: Karen Larsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140087579X

Page: 604

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A distinguished one-volume history of Norway, from the Vikings through the Resistance of World War II. "Full, objective, and thoroughly readable history, rich in content.... The result is a well-rounded treatment of Norwegian life—political, religious, economic, and intellectual—during the long centuries.... Easily the most important history of Norway in the English language since Gjerset."—N. Y. Times Originally published in 1948. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Folk Arts of Norway

Most common in Norway seems to have been the type in which a square area in
the center is done in a contrasting color . ... Bragd - woven coverlets were used to
face fur bedcovers or as wall hangings , the colors usually black , red , yellow ...

The Folk Arts of Norway

Author: Janice S. Stewart

Publisher: Nordhus Pub

ISBN:

Page: 264

View: 948

Library Journal

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Scandinavian Review

NEW in SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES The Woven Coverlets of Norway Katherine
Larson Showcases one of Norway ' s ... coverlet ' s importance as the pinnacle of
the Norwegian weaver ' s art , describes traditional methods of weaving wool and
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Scandinavian Review

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Journal of Norwegian ethnology

This coverlet has a woven name , Torø Rasmusdaater , and the date 1613 ( Fig .
14 ) . The dating of all preserved tapestry - woven coverlets in Norway has been
based on this date . ( I am using the term bed - spread or coverlet for all the ...

Journal of Norwegian ethnology

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American Craft

ALYSSA DEE KRAUSS SOLO EXHIBITION JULY The Woven Coverlets of
Norway by Katherine Larson , 2001 ... The author , a weaver and researcher ,
discusses the centrality of the coverlet in Norwegian folk life , touching on textile ...

American Craft

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HALI

Norwegian Pictorial Tapestry Second half 16th century 0.89 x 1.5m ( 2'11 " x 4'11
" ) Rippon Boswell Wiesbaden 20 May ... such as the 11th century Bayeux
Tapestry ( see Katherine Larson , The Woven Coverlets of Norway , Seattle &
London ...

HALI

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Humaniora Norvegica

Not until the Renaissance do we meet indubitable evidence of tapestry weaving
in Norway . By that time it ... From Western Norway there is one bedspread ( åkle
) with the usual geometric pattern and with traces of the same heading . Yet no ...

Humaniora Norvegica

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Uncoverings

They worked primarily with wool and linen to produce fabric for their families '
clothing and bedding . The most common bed covering in rural Norway was the
åkle . The techniques used for weaving åklær , or coverlets , included
boundweave ...

Uncoverings

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