Calendar stick 36-41 - Decorative Woodcarving
  • Date 1566
  • Place of Origin Jørstadmoen, Fåberg, Sør-Gudbrandsdal, Oppland, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

This calendar stick, or primstav, features well carved symbols, numbers, and letters. Primstavs, which have been used for hundreds of years, were used as an agricultural almanac and to mark important days in the Christian calendar.

  • Materials Wood
  • Dimensions height, 0.438 inches; width, 35.625 inches; depth, 1.875 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC0291 - Gift of Norwegian Museums
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