Banner

1999.031.001

Title

Banner

Identifier

1999.031.001

Date

1923

Creator

Tidemand Gjorud

Coverage

Valdres, Oppland, Norway

Source

Gift of June Adele Dolva nd the Valdres Samband

Format

Silk, oil paints
Dimensions: length, 78 inches; width, 47 inches.

Subject

Banner
Immigration History
Valdres Samband
Hedal Stave Church
Vang Runestone
Einang Runestone

Description

This hand-painted and embroidered parade banner, made by Tidemand Gjorud in 1923, was given by the Valdres Ungdomslaget to the Valdres Samband when they were in Norway to celabrate the 900th anniversary of Christianity. The Valdres Samaband is a group of descendants of immigrants to the U.S. and Canada from the Valdres region of Norway.

The front of the banner features the Hedal stave church, the Vang and Einang runestones, King Olav, and Valdres homes in flames which commemorates the homesteads that were burned by King Olav for refusing Christianity. The inscription on the front reads, Du er vårt Valdres (You are our Valdres).

The back of the banner is primarily a pink background with the inscription, til frendar fra Valdres (To Kinsmen from Valdres).

 

Dimensions: length, 78 inches; width, 47 inches.

Collection

Citation

Tidemand Gjorud, “Banner,” Virtual Galleries, accessed June 28, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/380.