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Headdress with blackwork embroidery on one side - Textiles
  • Date pre 1890s
  • Place of Origin Vossestrand, Voss, Hordaland, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

This headdress, made of a square linen cloth, has blackwork embroidery (cross stitch) on one side of the diagonal. The embroidery motifs include squares, crosses, knots, and Trees of Life. A line of stars parallel the lace lined edges.

This headdress, or skaut, would have been worn by married woman in Voss.

  • Materials Linen, cotton
  • Dimensions length: 23.25 inches; width: 23.25 inches
  • Identifier / Source 2007.020.002 - Gift of Ruth Hanold Crane