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Norwegian cross-stich embroidery
Wall Hanging, Norwegian cross-stich embroidery, c. 1982; Aline Drivdahl (b. 1947); Fairhaven, Massachusetts; Linen and thread; 38 1/4 x 6 x 1/2 in.; Private Collection; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Wall Hanging, Norwegian cross-stich embroidery, c. 1982
Aline Drivdahl (b. 1947)
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Linen and thread
38 1/4 x 6 x 1/2 in.
Private Collection
Photography by Jason Dowdle
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Aline Drivdahl
Fairhaven, MA
This cross-stitch illustrates various aspects of harvesting the fruits of the sea. Aline Drivdahl had reason to commemorate the Norwegian fishing trade. Her father left Norway in 1930 to seek work in Massachusetts. Like many Norwegians in the New Bedford and Fairhaven area, he found employment in the fishing industry. The cross stitch is a reminder of what brought her family here.
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