Vesterheim is giving an online presentation for the Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild in San Francisco. Vesterheim Chief Curator, Laurann Gilbertson, will speak about the colorful, wool coverlets, called åklær
, that women wove in farm homes all across Norway. These coverlets were used as warm bed coverings and also for wall hangings on festive occasions. They played important roles during baptism, weddings, and funerals. They came to America with the immigrants and were an important reminder of their life in Norway. The presentation is illustrated with images of many Vesterheim’s 140 coverlets.
This is an open meeting. Visitors wishing to attend may contact Laura Schickli at email@example.com for an online meeting link. Find more information about the Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild in San Francisco, California, here.