Tapestry

LC0746

Title

Tapestry

Identifier

LC0746

Date

ca. 1900

Creator

Gerhard Munthe, designer. Woven by a Husfliden weaver

Coverage

Oslo, Norway

Source

Gift of Norwegian Museums

Format

Wool, linen
Dimensions: height, 88 inches; width, 63 inches

Subject

Norwegian Weaving
Tapestry
Gerhard Munthe
Liti Kjersti

Description

This tapestry, which is based on a design by Gerhard Munthe, was woven by a weaver working for Den Norske Husflidsforening in Oslo, Norway. It is woven in a large and simple flat design, using a combination of tapestry joining techniques. The tapestry depicts a scene from a Norwegian folk song which is variously called Villarkonn, Trylledrikken, Den Bergtatte, and Liten Kirsten. At this point in the song. Kjersti is being offered a drink in the land of trolls so that she will forget her former life.

Dimensions: height, 88 inches; width, 63 inches

Collection

Citation

Gerhard Munthe, designer. Woven by a Husfliden weaver, “Tapestry,” Virtual Galleries, accessed October 24, 2017, http://collections.vesterheim.org/items/show/560.