One of the series of krokbragd pieces that I wove after translating an article about a traditional pattern in Gudbrandsdal is available through the annual online benefit auction for the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.
The weaving incorporates traditional pattern elements from Lom and Skjåk in Norway. I translated an article from a 1985 issue of the Norwegian magazine, Husflid, and wove five pieces, experimenting with the traditional pattern bands. Read “The Old Pattern.”
The description is here.
36″L, 21.5″W. Includes hanger. Pattern elements are common to Lom area in Gudbrandsdal. Includes an article translated by LaFleur about the Lom weave. There is one row of pattern at the top that does not continue to the edge. That was sometimes done to accommodate the initials of the owner, or weaver, or perhaps a date. Robbie LaFleur would be happy to add embroidered wool initials of the recipient and cover the mailing costs to ship to successful bidder. Artist: Robbie LaFleur, Vesterheim Gold Medal weaver.
Bidding runs from September 23 to October 1. There aren’t many textiles this year, but a lot of amazing rosemaling and carving. Check it out! Vesterheim’s Benefit Folk Art Auction.