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ONLINE: Unraveling the Knot Basket: Investigating the Scandinavian Knutkorg

25 August, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jane Laurence and Fred Livesay team up to examine a unique basket construction called Knutkorg (knot baskets), which were often decorated and used as special Sendingskorg (visiting baskets). Using artifacts from the Vesterheim collection; the Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish digital craft archives; specimens from private collections; and examples of their own work, they’ll examine the roots of this unique craft in Scandinavia and the Baltic states in the mid-1800s. Additionally, they’ll share their research that delineates a continuity of this craft and an amazing connection to several communities in northern Minnesota in the early 1900s.

The listed program is one Zoom session on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (7:00 – 8:00 PM CT)

Register here.

You will receive an email with a Zoom link for the program. 

Don’t hesitate to contact Josh Torkelson, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (jtorkelson@vesterheim.org).

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Enrollment Deadline: August 23, 2021


25 August, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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