Tag Archives: cultural heritage

  • Forkle, ulldamask, 1828. Norsk Folkemuseum.

    What is damask?

      I do not remember where I was or how old I was, but I was a very little girl. I was sitting on two pillows at a large table. Grown-ups were talking, laughing and making cheers, the table cloth was white as snow and it had this beautiful white on white shiny pattern of …

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  • Weaver’s knot – a tutorial

    “You actually don’t know how to make the weaver’s knot?” The production boss stared at me surprised and smiled mockingly. I was embarassed, three years ago I had passed the Norwegian weaving exam which lasted for six whole days and I was a journeyman  in weaving. “You need to be able do do this knot …

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  • 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 …

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  • Suverent håndverk – Superior Craftmanship

    Dette er trinsene på vevstolen som Amandus laget til sin kone Kristine. Første gangen jeg vevde for mange år siden, var det på denne vevstolen. These are the pulleys of the loom Amandus made for his wife Kristine. The very first time I wove many years ago, I wove on this loom. Amandus Borch fra …

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