2017-07-27

lessons from Överhogdal

Imagery from Wikimedia Commons (link)

In a store-shed by Överhogdal church, artist Paul Jonze made a stunning discovery in 1910. Laying like a large rug on the floor was a long-forgotten tapestry.

This textile treasure has been dated to the Viking Age and is by far the crown jewel of the county museum Jamtli where I've been privileged to experience it several times. 

Textile artwork is certainly not my speciality but the Överhogdal tapestries are a great illustration of the challenges in preserving information. Archiving 101, if you will.
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