Hardanger fiddles and weddings

Bernt Balchen Jr. leads the procession MARY JO THORSHEIM Norway Art® In our column last month, we looked at a wonderful mangle board from 1789. This historic object was found in Scandinavia and imported by Norway Art in Minneapolis. Its legend is inscribed on the top and around all the edges. The wooden mangle was intricately carved by a Dano-Norwegian sailor on the British ship HMS Saturn, as an engagement gift for his future wife. (See “An ultimate valentine,” The Norwegian American, Feb. 12, 2021.)  The wedding the
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Mary Jo Thorsheim

Mary Jo Thorsheim, Ph.D., the owner of the Norway Art® importing business for 40 years, was invited to donate a monthly article for The Norwegian American. She welcomes contact by email at mjtmng@gmail.com or phone at (612) 339-7829. For more information, visit www.norwayartonline.com and norwayartoriginals.com.

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