Hair Embroidery; 4


Dannevirke Gallery of History (Inc)


Hair Embroidery

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A beautiful example of Danish Hair Embroidery. This came from the home of Alf and Clara Hansen nee Johannesen local farmers. The centre column has the date 1886, probably the date on which this embroidery was completed. The initial “J” is for Bernt Johannesen and the “E” is for Elisabet Engebretsdatter who were married in Norway in 1870 before sailing to New Zealand. The other initials are for their children. The name Johannesen was Anglicised to Johansen and they settled in the Karere Scandinavian Block in Manawatu.

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