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.

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Hannah Ryggen (Norwegian, born Sweden, 1894-1970), Jul Kvale, 1956. Tapestry.

Jul Kvale by Hannah Ryggen)

Hannah Ryggen

Verden i veven (Die Welt am Webstuhl)

"The Human Pattern" Hannah Ryggen

"The Human Pattern" Hannah Ryggen

Documenta 13: Hannah Ryggen

Documenta 13: Hannah Ryggen

Hannah Ryggen / absolutetapestry.com, Dream Death, 225 x 276 cm

Death of Dreams by Hannah Ryggen)

hannah ryggen vev - Google-søk

hannah ryggen vev - Google-søk

Randi Nygaard Lium © Norsk billedvevhistorie / absolutetapestry.com a, vi elsker, 1950, Hannah Ryggen. ©BONO

Hannah Ryggen: Ode to Norway, tapestry, 1950

Hannah Ryggen / absolutetapestry.com "6 oktober 1942" - 1942 (6 October 1942) 170x420 cm

Hannah Ryggen / absolutetapestry.com "6 oktober 1942" - 1942 (6 October 1942) 170x420 cm

Hannah Ryggen - Reviews - Art in America

A major exhibition of works by Hannah Ryggen, a Scandinavian artist renowned for her large tapestries dealing with pressing social and political concerns

Hannah Ryggen, Freiheit (Freedom), 1941

'Every man and woman, whether rich or poor, ought to be raised capable of two things: producing their own food and supporting themselves.

Hannah Ryggen med found footage. Brukt båtrye fra nærmiljøet. Fisher, skodde 1938.

Hannah Ryggen med found footage.

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

Needle Exchange: Hannah Ryggen

Needle Exchange: Hannah Ryggen

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

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