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Norwegian Bed Carpets from the 1600s

Norwegian Bed Carpet from the ~ This one depicts a feast with the elite sitting down in the middle and women in attendance standing around - holding hands rather like rows of cut-out dolls.

Woven Norwegian - defined by bold colors, shapes and whimsical imagery of kings, queens and prancing horses

Woven Norwegian - defined by bold colors, shapes and whimsical imagery of kings, queens and prancing horses

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Woven Coverlets of Norway. Norwegian textiles are unique and have a distinct style defined by bold colors &shapes

West India, Gujarat, 18th century, Silk embroidery on cotton, 22 x25 cm / An 18th century coverlet from the Deccan with a vigorous floral design embroidered with spectacular colours. A similar example is now in a Portuguese museum confirming our suspicion that these embroideries were made for export to Europe.

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National Exhibition of Folk-Art in the Norwegian Tradition at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum won “Best of Show.”

The annual National Exhibition of Folk-Art in the Norwegian Tradition at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum: “Best of Show.

Norwegian Bed Carpets from the 1600s

I remember the first time I saw these bed carpets in the museum in Oslo, I was totally charmed.

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