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.

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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The Rough Guide to 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 ...

The Rough Guide to Norway

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241311098

Page: 448

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This in-depth coverage of Norway's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots-from the Troll Wall to fjords to museums-and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. Discover Norway's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best sites, participating in festivals, and exploring local landmarks through extensive coverage of this fascinating location. Easy-to-use maps; reliable advice on how to get around; and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Norway.

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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 ...

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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

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Page: 264

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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: Penguin

ISBN: 0241312892

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: 1409358496

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. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Norway. Now available in PDF format.

Library Journal

Over 30 color plates , a catalog of the color photographs of each type of coverlet ,
exhibition , and an appendix about print- taken ... Highly The Woven Coverlets of
Norway . recommended for collections focusing on Univ . of Washington . 2002.

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2003 2004

... the Battle to Be Indian by John Fahey ; Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest
China by Stevan Harrell ; Women in Pacific Northwest History , Revised Edition (
edited by Karen J . Blair ) ; The Woven Coverlets of Norway by Katherine Larson .

Writer s Guide to Book Editors  Publishers  and Literary Agents  2003 2004

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761537359

Page: 912

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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Current Geographical Publications

Current Geographical Publications

Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library

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Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.

Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States

Decorative and household textiles , clothing , and accessories brought from
Norway by immigrants to America ( 20 ... Strengths include Norwegian folk dress
and jewelry , Norwegian woven coverlets , American women's wear from 1890 to
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Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States

Author: Sally Queen

Publisher: Costume Society of America

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Page: 408

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Clothing is the most personal expression of a culture. Objects of dress and adornment reveal so much about the individuals who wore them and the cultures and times in which they lived. History, art, technology, psychology, culture, social systems, customs--all are reflected in people's clothing. Countless treasures exist in clothing and textile collections across the U.S., but until now no comprehensive directory to the collections was 04 Activeable. Clothing and Textile Collections in the United States is the first guide to list information on more than 2,600 American collections. Included in each listing are location and contact information, and many listings also offer a brief description of the collection. This guide is essential for museum directors, costume studies professionals, and librarians, as well as anyone interested in clothing and textile history.

A Book of Hand woven Coverlets

... over the chimney and touch to a pale lustre the smooth braids of the housewife
weaving her blue and white coverlet . ... from the British Isles , the cantons of
Switzerland and the villages of Sweden and Norway , bringing with them the arts
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A Book of Hand woven Coverlets

Author: Eliza Caroline Calvert Obenchain

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Page: 279

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Discussion of the craftsmanship involved in making coverlets. More than 50 coverlet designs are reproduced, 16 in color.