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.

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 ...

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.

Norwegian Folk Art

picture - woven coverlets and many of the far more numerous related cushion covers have come from Gudbrandsdalen in north - central Norway .

Norwegian Folk Art

Author: Norsk folkemuseum

Publisher: Abbeville Press

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Page: 276

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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.

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 ...

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.

Viking Worlds

The Woven Coverlets of Norway. University of Washington Press, Seattle. Lucas, G. 2008. Pálstóftir: A Viking Age Shieling in Iceland.

Viking Worlds

Author: Marianne Hem Eriksen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782977279

Page: 176

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Fourteen papers explore a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the Viking past, both in Scandinavia and in the Viking diaspora. Contributions employ both traditional inter- or multi-disciplinarian perspectives such as using historical sources, Icelandic sagas and Eddic poetry and also specialised methodologies and/or empirical studies, place-name research, the history of religion and technological advancements, such as isotope analysis. Together these generate new insights into the technology, social organisation and mentality of the worlds of the Vikings. Geographically, contributions range from Iceland through Scandinavia to the Continent. Scandinavian, British and Continental Viking scholars come together to challenge established truths, present new definitions and discuss old themes from new angles. Topics discussed include personal and communal identity; gender relations between people, artefacts, and places/spaces; rules and regulations within different social arenas; processes of production, trade and exchange, and transmission of knowledge within both past Viking-age societies and present-day research. Displaying thematic breadth as well as geographic and academic diversity, the articles may foreshadow up-and-coming themes for Viking Age research. Rooted in different traditions, using diverse methods and exploring eclectic material _ Viking Worlds will provide the reader with a sense of current and forthcoming issues, debates and topics in Viking studies, and give insight into a new generation of ideas and approaches which will mark the years to come.

The Rough Guide to Norway

... reflecting Norway's past poverty and its lack of an earlier royal or ... plus a charming selection of woven coverlets decorated with religious and ...

The Rough Guide to Norway

Author: Phil Lee

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409355683

Page: 448

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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.

Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador

Larson, Katherine 2001 The Woven Coverlets of Norway. University of Washington Press, Seattle, in association with Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle.

Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador

Author: Ann Pollard Rowe

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774681

Page: 368

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Although less well known than its much-admired counterparts in Peru and Bolivia, highland Ecuadorian weaving is an Andean tradition that has relationships with these more southern areas. A world away from the industrialized textile manufacturing of Euro-American society, these handmade pieces reflect the history and artistry of an ancient culture. This comprehensive study, edited by Ann Pollard Rowe, is unrivaled in its detail and includes not only descriptions of the indigenous weaving and dyeing technology, but also an interpretation of its historical significance, as well as hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that inform the understanding of the process. The principal focus is on backstrap-loom weaving, a major pre-Hispanic technology. Ecuadorian backstrap looms, which differ in various ways from those found elsewhere in the Andes, have previously only been treated in general terms. Here, the basic operation of this style of loom is covered, as are a variety of patterning techniques including warp-resist (ikat) dyeing, weaving belts with twill, and supplementary- and complementary-warp patterning. Spanish colonial treadle-loom weaving is also covered. The weaving techniques are explained in detail, so the reader can replicate them if desired. Textiles have been an important art form among Andean peoples from remote prehistory up to the present. A greater understanding of their creation process can yield a more meaningful appreciation of the art itself.

The Old Magic of Christmas

When I Was a Boy in Norway. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1921. ... Larson, Katherine. The Woven Coverlets of Norway. Seattle: University of 264 Bibliography.

The Old Magic of Christmas

Author: Linda Raedisch

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738733342

Page: 281

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Not so very long ago, Yuletide was as much a chilling season of ghosts and witches as it was a festival of goodwill. In The Old Magic of Christmas you'll find a Christmas bestiary and a White Witch's herbal, as well as tips for delving more deeply into your relationship with the unseen. Bring the festivities into your home with cookie recipes and ornament making while brushing elbows with veiled spirits and discovering the true perils of elves. Rife with the more frightful characters from folklore and the season's most petulant ghosts, this book takes you on a spooky sleigh ride from the silvered firs of a winter forest to the mirrored halls of the Snow Queen.

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.

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.

Oslo Rough Guides Snapshot Norway

In the same room is the museum's most celebrated exhibit, the Baldishol Tapestry, plus a charming selection of woven coverlets decorated with religious and ...

Oslo  Rough Guides Snapshot Norway

Author: Phil Lee

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409327701

Page: 88

View: 118

The Rough Guide Snapshot Oslo is the ultimate travel guide to the vibrant Norwegian capital. It guides you through the city and its environs with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the world-famous Viking Ships Museum to the island beaches of the nearby Oslofjord. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Norway, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Norway. Full coverage: Oslo and the Oslofjord (Equivalent printed page extent 88 pages).

Runic Lore and Legend

The Woven Coverlets of Norway. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001. Lauweriks, Johannes Ludovicus Mattheus. De ladder van het zijn.

Runic Lore and Legend

Author: Nigel Pennick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620557576

Page: 176

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A practical guide to the Anglo-Saxon Futhark and how runes were used in Old England • Examines the 33 Northumbrian runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark, providing the meanings, historical uses, symbolism, and related tree and plant spirits for each • Explores geomancy divination practices, the role of sacred numbers, and the power of the eight airts, or directions • Provides a magical history of Northumbria, as well as a look at the otherworldly beings who call these lands home, including boggarts, brownies, and dragons • Shows how traditional spirituality is intimately tied to the landscape and the cycle of the seasons In the early Anglo-Saxon period, the region of Great Britain known as Northumbria was a kingdom in its own right. These lands, in what is now northern England and southeast Scotland, were the targets of the first Viking raids on Britain. This violent influx, followed by the establishment of trade routes with the Norse, brought the runes to the region, where they intermingled with local magical traditions and legends, resulting in the development of a practical runic wisdom entirely unique to Northumbria. In this guide to the Wyrdstaves, or runic practices, of Old Northumbria, Nigel Pennick examines the thirty-three runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark and how they were used in Old England for weaving the web of Wyrd. Sharing runic lore and legends from the area, he explains how the Northumbrian runes are unique because they contain elements from all the cultures of the region, including the Picts, Britons, Romans, Angles, Scots, and Norse. He illustrates how each rune in this tradition is a storehouse of ancient knowledge, detailing the meanings, historical uses, symbolism, and related tree and plant spirits for each of the thirty-three runes. The author describes the Northumbrian use of runes in magic and encryption and explores geomancy divination practices, the role of sacred numbers, and the power of the eight airts, or directions. He also shows how the Northumbrian runes have a close relationship with Ogam, the tree alphabet of the ancient Celts. Providing a magical history of Northumbria, as well as a look at the otherworldly beings who call these lands home, including boggarts, brownies, and dragons, Pennick explains how traditional spirituality is intimately tied to the landscape and the cycle of the seasons. He reveals how the runic tradition is still vibrantly alive in this area and ready for us to reawaken to it.

In Good Hands

Various hooked rugs , coverlets , and quilts were added or retained . ... a double - faced weaving coverlet , a Norwegian - Canadian woven wallhanging ...

In Good Hands

Author: Ellen Easton McLeod

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773574174

Page: 296

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The Canadian Handicrafts Guild broadened the definition of art and the artist in Canada. Linking decorative arts with home arts and handicrafts, the Guild consistently showed them together at annual exhibitions at the art gallery in Montreal and formed a permanent collection documenting old and contemporary crafts. The Guild women combined creativity and philanthropy, voluntarism and an entrepreneurial spirit, education and concern with quality, in a movement that provided income and recognition to craftspeople and a craft legacy to Canada. In Good Hands is alive with the interplay between art and social history, and the issues this dialogue raised at the time and those we bring to it now constantly overlap. It deals with noblesse oblige and the era's patronizing attitude to cultural difference, but shows how the Guild consciously fostered an inclusive national feeling by exhibiting and selling crafts of all Canadians on an equal footing. It also draws a much broader perspective of women's roles in shaping our culture than has been the norm in Canadian art history.

Scandinavian Review

NEW in SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES THE WOVEN COVERLETS OF NORWAY பபபபபபா The Woven Coverlets of Norway Katherine Larson 120925 Showcases one of Norway's ...

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Memory on Cloth

In Norway , commissioning artwork for public spaces is a relatively recent ... Norwegian pattern of an eight - petal rose found in old woven coverlets and ...

Memory on Cloth

Author: Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770027771

Page: 211

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A sequel to the best-selling Shibori', this text provides a modern perspective on shaped-resist dyeing techniques in textile design. Japan's top fashion designers are examined, including Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake and a 96-page section features the work of 24 international artists. A sequel to the best-selling 'Shibori', this text provides a modern perspective on shaped-resist dyeing techniques in textile design. Japan's top fashion designers are examined, including Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake and a 96-page section features the work of 24 international artists.'

American Craft

ALYSSA DEE KRAUSS SOLO EXHIBITION JULY The Woven Coverlets of Norway by Katherine Larson ... discusses the centrality of the coverlet in Norwegian folk life ...

American Craft

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HALI

NUN Norwegian Pictorial Tapestry Second half 16th century 0.89 x 1.5m ( 2'11 " x ... The Woven Coverlets of Norway , Seattle & London 2001 , pp.40-61 ) .

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