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1:00 PM

Warmth and Color: Traditional Norwegian Coverlets

April 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Vesterheim is giving an online presentation for Livsreise- Norwegian Heritage Center. Vesterheim Chief Curator Laurann Gilbertson will speak about Norwegian coverlets. In farm homes all across Norway, women wove warm, wool coverlets for their beds. These colorful coverlets, called åklær, were also used as wall hangings on festive occasions. They played important roles during baptism,...

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