Hors d’oeuvres & History: Ancient and Culturally Significant Textiles in Norway.
Come join us for excellent hors d’oeuvres and then a short talk about history.
Kirsten Smistad, will speak of her research into the textiles from the Oseberg Viking Ship. This noted Norwegian Viking ship, the Oseberg ship, was built in AD 820, buried in a grave mound 14 years later and excavated in 1904. Shortly after the excavation, the 21.5m long and 5.0m wide ship was re-assembled and exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy Oslo where she attended a textile program.
She will also tie it to some personal connections with current textiles in Norway with a few items that have modern day correlation to the items in the slides. She will also tell us about the Saltveit Scholarship she received from Sons of Norway to attend the University of Oslo last summer.