Threads of Devotion: Possible Medieval Origins of Nordic Christening Bands

 

cradle-wholeScandinavian Weavers Group member Lisa Bauch is a fan of traditional red-and-white woven bands.  Recently, feeling inspired by a beautiful display of bands on a cradle at the American Swedish Institute, she delved further into the topic for a paper in an art history course, “Medieval Sacred Space.” Read more about it, and link to the full paper, in the most recent issue of the Norwegian Textile Letter.

Read Lisa’s article and paper here.
See more photos and read about the inspirational baby basket with bands here.

In this issue, you will also find a reprint of a spectacular article on medieval Norwegian billedvev, and an article on the marvelous contemporary tapestry weaver Brita Been.  And monster weaving photos.  Check it out.

About Robbie LaFleur
Weaving in Minnesota, when I can!

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