A 46m (150ft) long community embroidery project, based on the local saga. Created and facilitated by Jóhanna Pálmadóttir in Blönduós, northern Iceland.
Vatnsdæla saga is the family saga of the people of Hof and takes place through the 9th to 11th century. The story tells of fate, love, and honor, as well as struggle against dangerous enemies. The main settings stretch from Norway to Vatndalur in Iceland and the surrounding district. It is believed that the saga was written ca 1270.
Come visit the Icelandic Textile centre to learn about the sagas and to make your own contribution to this unique work of art.
With warm thanks to:
MariePier St. George
Lisette De Greeuw
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