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    • A.F. 1855 Wooden Plate 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1985)
      Wooden plate painted dark red, from the Torheim farm in western Norway, plate has initials A.F. (for Ane Ferde) and the year 1855 on the back. Donor: Marie Berglund.
    • Acanthus Style Carved Candle Holder 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1997)
      Norwegian white pine, acanthus style carving, one candle holder, one of two. Donor: Bernice Rogers.
    • Acanthus Style Carved Candle Holder 2 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1997)
      Norwegian white pine single candle holder in acanthus style carving, one of two. Donor: Bernice Rogers.
    • Acanthus Style Norwegian Mangletre 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1997)
      Norwegian mangletre in acanthus style carving. According to sources at Oslo's Folk Museum, the mangletre had two purposes: 1) It was often a betrothal gift from a young man to his fiancée. He would hand-carve it, and often ...
    • Acanthus Style Norwegian Mangletre Roller 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1997)
      Roller for the Acanthus style carved Norwegian mangletre. Donor: Bernice Rogers.
    • Acanthus- Style Carved Wooden Spoon 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1988)
      Wooden spoon with an ornately carved handle in acanthus style. Donor: Marguerite Hirschman.
    • Ale Bowl with Horse-head handles 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1988)
      Ale bowl with horse-head handles. Chip carving decorates this ale bowl (kjenge), a two-handled communal drinking bowl carved from one block of Wood. Dated 1749, this style originated in the Viking Age. Donor: John Stensrud.
    • Bent-Wood Box 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1988)
      Bent-Wood (smørlaup) boxes were multipurpose containers used for storing, carrying, or serving food. This butter box, circa 1800, has burnt decoration applied with an iron that has been heated over the fire. Donor: John Stensrud.
    • Bentwood Box 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1985)
      Bentwood box, circa 1800. Small oval boxes were often decorated with geometric designs impressed by wood burning tools. The molded sides are secured and decorated with chain stitching. The bottom and top flat pieces are ...
    • Bentwood Box with Lid 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1985)
      Bentwood box & slip-on lid (sponeske) with burnt decoration, circa 1800 from Norway. Wood was often dyed prior to carving to make the motif more prominent. This piece combines incised carving with utsnitt (point carving). ...
    • Bergen Plaque 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1985)
      Wooden plaque from Bergen, Norway; castle on red background. Donor: Anonymous.
    • Birch Twig Whisk 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1992)
      Kitchen whisk ade from birch twigs. Donor: Bella DeRosa.
    • Black Carved Wooden Shoe 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1990)
      Black carved wooden shoe, one of two, circa 1850 from Norway with carved design on top. Donor: Esther Astrid Olson. Size: 11"
    • Black Carved Wooden Shoe 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1990)
      Black carved wooden shoe, one of two, from Norway circa 1850 with carved design on top. Donor: Esther Astrid Olson. Size: 12"
    • Blue Rosemaled Plate 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1987)
      Blue, wooden rosemaled plate. Donor: Bernice Rogers.
    • Blue Tine with Lid 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1989)
      A blue painted tine in Norwegian, or carrier, with a lid. Donor: Anonymous. Size: 12"
    • Boat Shuttle 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1988)
      Decorated with scratch or line carving, this smooth boat shuttle (vaveskyttel) used for weaving is inscribed on the side with the initials J S D and 1852. Donor: John Stensrud.
    • Butter Mold 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1985)
      Butter mold (smørstaup) in stave construction (smøreske) with burnt decoration. Pressing the tip of heated irons, often decoratively cut, into wood is the most common method of ornamenting small Norwegian wood objects. ...
    • Cabin By the Water Wood Carving 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1985)
      Norwegian wood carving depicting a cabin by the water is done in sculptured relief then burnt. Donor: Arvid and Esther Nilsen. (12¼x16½")
    • Calender Stick 

      Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University (Scandinavian Cultural Center, 1993)
      A Calendar stick or primstaver. From earliest times, man has devised ways to keep track of the passing days and years. For the hardy souls who long ago inhabited the isolated valleys of Scandinavia, this was particularly ...