Ale Bowls and Festive Events in Traditional Norway

Vesterheim Collection LC0809

Article from Vesterheim, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008

Author Carol Hasvold, previous Vesterheim Registrar, explains Norwegian ale drinking history with detailed information about holiday and festival traditions and brewing. The article includes an extensive selection of carved ale bowls and drinking vessels from Vesterheim’s collection.

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The photo gallery below features new photographs of the Vesterheim artifacts presented previously in the article above. Click on the images to enlarge and learn more specifics about each vessel in the article.

Vesterheim is grateful for a grant from The Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation for a project in photographing folk-art objects in Vesterheim’s collection, and to Decorah photographer Chip Peterson for taking these beautiful images.

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