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Decoding the Baldishol Tapestry Webinar with Laura Berlage

April 14 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Decoding the Baldishol Tapestry Webinar with Laura Berlage

April 14, 2024 | 1:00 -2:00 pm CT

Location: Online on Zoom

Learning to See the Hidden Stories, Symbolism, and Techniques in the Textile 

Created in the late 1100s and rediscovered rolled up and stuffed under the floorboards of the Baldishol Church in Norway in the late 1800s, this impressive fragment of a much larger tapestry (or series of tapestries) depicting the “Labors of the Months” remains shrouded in mystery. In this webinar, join tapestry instructor and historical enthusiast Laura Berlage of Erindale Tapestry Studio on her journey to crack the code of what this piece has to tell us. From expressions of wealth to ancient churches, raising doves to the Medieval fur trade, constellation calendars to the language of love, there are so many overlapping stories to explore, including thoughts on why the piece was tucked away for centuries. Laura will also be sharing her smaller tapestry and future Vesterheim class Baldishol Bird, which dives into decoding the woven techniques used in the original. Whether you are passionate about tapestry, Medieval history, art, or Nordic culture, this topic has something for you!

Image: Baldishol Tapestry, National Museum (Oslo), Inventory Number OK-02862.

Registration is required for this free event. Find more info and register here.


April 14
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM