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ONLINE: Unraveling the Knot Basket: Investigating the Scandinavian Knutkorg

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

a collection of Knutkorg basketsJane 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 (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

More information is available on the Vesterheim website.


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


(563) 382-9681
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