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Woven Coverlets of Norway

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ISBN-10: 029598130X

ISBN-13: 9780295981307

Edition: 2001

Authors: Katherine Larson

List price: $75.00
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Description:

This book about weaving techniques, patterns, tools, and materials is also about emigration and cultural heritage. It traces the centuries-old traditions of the Norwegian coverlet: decorative textiles that are both utilitarian and symbolic, used in ceremonies from christenings to funerals as well as in everyday living. Larson (a weaver and researcher based in Seattle) works in colorful bits and pieces about her own Norwegian American background as she describes the steps of cloth production. The many beautiful illustrations (both bandw and color) include images of coverlets as well as weavers and the places where they worked. Oversize: 9x11.25". c. Book News Inc.
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Weaving As a Part of Norwegian Folk Life
The Yearly Cycle of Textile Production
Of Spinning Wheels and Looms
More Than Just a Cover for the Bed
The Coverlets
Tapestry Coverlets: Billedvev
Square-Weave Coverlets: Rutevev
Bound Rosepath Coverlets: Krokbragd
Other Weft-Faced Coverlets: Kjerringtenner, Grene, Lynildvev, Vestfoldsmett, Dansk brogd
Double-Weave Coverlets: Dobbeltvev
Knotted-Pile Coverlets: Rye
Overshot Coverlets: Tavlebragd, Skillbragd
Afterword
Table of Equivalent Terms
Notes
Glossary of Textile Terms
Bibliography
Index