Needlework | 7 photos of a beautiful bonnet | Norway

What beautiful needlework. A bonnet from the collections of Slottsfjellsmuseet - in the city of Tønsberg.

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When there were no makeshift or permanent dwellings nearby, the Sami hunters and herders sometimes slept under the open sky.
Per O. Rød wrote the history of the Stornæve farm and its inhabitants back in 1968. Decades earlier, several children of Stornæve had emigrated to the US.
In the old Norwegian farming society, a husmann was a man who was allowed to build his home on a small section of a farm’s land, and pay with his labour instead of rent.
Here is a collection of some wonderful vintage photos, showing a handful of Norwegians and their lives.
In this video-collection of historical photos, we reminisce about the dairy cow on the old Norwegian farm. We recommend that you watch with the sound on. Enjoy!
The spinning wheel was a lifelong companion for most women in the old Norwegian farming society. Enjoy this video-collection of wonderful vintage photographs.
When I was a boy, it was the workhorse that pulled the heaviest weight in agricultural life. And this had been the reality for as long as anyone could remember.
The traditional Sami houses, the goahti, were in use until well into our own time. Anders Larsen tells us how he remembers them from the coastal Sami communities in northern Norway.
The oldest wooden buildings in Norway are almost 1000 years old - like Urnes stave church in Luster. How come these buildings do not rot away and disappear?
Old objects tell stories, silent stories about a time gone by.
Åre is a Norwegian noun that means an open fireplace, placed on the floor in the middle of a room. The smoke goes up and out through a vent in the roof - the ljore.
With the birth of the new Norwegian national state in 1814, came big ideas. And one of them was to establish better transportation systems.
In Scandinavia, agriculture first appeared in the Stone age – around 2400 BC. The early farmers cleared their land by using simple tools and fire.
Magne Løvstuen and his family adopted this moose calf after saving it from drowning in Lake Mjøsa.
With the High middle ages came expansion and progress. But everything was about to change, in the most brutal way imaginable.
Do you know the name of Norway’s capital city? Test yourself, friends, and family in this 10 multiple-choice questions quiz vol. 1. See the correct answer below each photo.
The first half of the 1900s was a time of enormous change in Norwegian society. It was then that a young boy experienced a peculiar family custom.
When humankind first appeared in the Norwegian landscape – sometime after the last ice age – the search for food was their primary motivation.
There are many types of cheese slicers, but Norwegian furniture maker Thor Bjørklund invented the Norwegian version in 1925.
In this post you will find a list of Norway’s 15 main historical eras - from the ice age to our modern day.
Skibladner is one of the world's oldest paddle steamers still in regular service. She was launched in 1856, and sails on Norway's largest lake, Mjøsa.

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