Love Token Wool Basket

Love Token Wool Basket
Pine and Bent Wood with Original Rosemaling Decoration
Inscribed "Else Magrethe Andersdatter Onarheim", Dated '1863'

8 ½” high x 10 ¾” wide x 10 ¾” deep

In the Scandinavian Folk Tradition, hand made and painted love tokens made or offered by men to their loved ones, were invariably related to the spinning, weaving and smoothing of cloth. This inscribed 'rosemaling' decorated basket is a particularly fine example. 

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