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detail from a tapestry by Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) a self-taught weaver, translating the claustrophobic feeling of war and destruction into woven cloths. She commented on Fascism and Nazism’s emergence in Europe in the inter-war years, and Norwegian politics in the post-war years.

detail from a tapestry by Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) a self-taught weaver, translating the claustrophobic feeling of war and destruction into woven cloths. She commented on Fascism and Nazism’s emergence in Europe in the inter-war years, and Norwegian politics in the post-war years.

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

Solens gang. Utsmykning til Stortinget av Karen Holtsmark. Billedveven ble utført av Else Halling og ble ferdig i 1965.

Solens gang. Utsmykning til Stortinget av Karen Holtsmark. Billedveven ble utført av Else Halling og ble ferdig i 1965.

Else-Marie Jakobsen / absolutetapestry.com

Else-Marie Jakobsen / absolutetapestry.com

Billedvevutsmykking © 2003 Jorunn Haakestad / absolutetapestry.com  Vi lever på en stjerne, 1958, 400x300cm, Hannah Ryggen. Utsmykning i Regjeringsbygget, Oslo. (We are

Billedvevutsmykking © 2003 Jorunn Haakestad / absolutetapestry.com Vi lever på en stjerne, 1958, 400x300cm, Hannah Ryggen. Utsmykning i Regjeringsbygget, Oslo. (We are

Frida Hansen, Norwegian tapestry artist

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HANNAH RYGGEN. VERDEN I VEVEN. NASJONALMUSEET. / absolutetapestry.com  Hannah Ryggen. "Petter Dass". 1940

HANNAH RYGGEN. VERDEN I VEVEN. NASJONALMUSEET. / absolutetapestry.com Hannah Ryggen. "Petter Dass". 1940

100år med norsk billedvev / absolutetapestry.com  Hannah Ryggen, Grå figur, 1961

100år med norsk billedvev / absolutetapestry.com Hannah Ryggen, Grå figur, 1961

Hannah Ryggen / absolutetapestry.com

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Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

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