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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 remarkable 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 remarkable 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.

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

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

Blue Japanese tapestry

I needed something to do with my old and torn jeans! Love the doily-esque painted details; going to actually stitch doilies from my collection on my own jean-quilt, I think.

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

Randi Nygaard Lium ©Norwegian tapestry history / absolutetapestry.com

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

Hannah Ryggen. Fear (from the Civil War in Spain), tapestry, on view in "Hannah Ryggen. Weaving the World, at The National Museum, Oslo, Norway, June 12 – October 4, 2015.   Hannah Ryggen. Weaving the World - The National Museum

Hannah Ryggen is one of the most significant Scandinavian artists of the twentieth century. Her tapestries are visual responses to major and minor

Rebecca Mezoff, Tapestry Artist: The "missing" tapestries at ATB9

Here at last are the last 16 tapestries from the American Tapestry Biennial 9 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art . I was heartbroken not to se.

Hannah Ryggen

Penny Nickels explores the tapestries of Norwegian artist Hannah Ryggen in her Needle Exchange column!