A Dress with Stripes

White, flat cardboard boxes, cool and dusty air, shelves overfilled with fur cloaks, bed clothing, shoes, underwear, cloaks, belts and much more. I was aching to take out some of the items to have a closer look, but we had little time and the purpose of our visit to the museum archives of Maihaugen was …

 

Gold and Rust

Rust never sleeps, is the name of Neil Youngs album from the seventies. I have mentioned it before. The car, which was a source of inspiration for blanket “Rust”. It is still there, below the lovely tree and rust is working relentlessly. Despite of the all the e-mails I have received from passionate Polish car afficionados, nobody has …

 
ullsortering-spaelsau

C1. F2S and F2. No, this is not a secret code or technical specifications. It is the Norwegian wool classification system! Last weekend I attended a wool classification course, arranged by Midt-Troms museum. Large paper sacks filled with wool were dragged into the room by enthusiastic farmers and other fiber enthusiasts, and the smell of sheep, barn …

 

Old Stone Walls

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I love dry stone walls. When I was a kid, I liked them because they were easy to climb and because there were lizards sunbathing on them, which I would try to catch. Now I am fascinated by them because they are witnesses of stony land difficult to farm on, of hard labour and of craftmanship enduring …

 
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