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Rosemaling

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Literally “flower painting” in Norwegian. A folk art, its heyday was 1750 to 1850. The art was revived in the United States when a Norwegian immigrant, Per Lysne of Stoughton, Wisconsin started decorating woodenware: plates, cupboards and chairs with rosemaling. My great, great, great grandfather, Aslak Nestestog, was one of the original Telemark rosemalers. He […]