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Os Cat and Dog Dinner Mat

These Os designs were painted in 2006 on a half size floor mat using JoSonja acrylics. 

One was made for my daughter's dog, Annie.  The circles fit her food and water dish.  Calle's mat was painted for my mother cat.  She loves fish, so it's painted under the space for her food and water container.  I use little paw prints in the borders.  They are varnished 4-5 times with JoSonja Satin Finish and are easily wiped up and kept clean.

I chose to use the Ose style because it's so bright and colorful for this project.  The town of Os is located in the Hordaland fylke (district) south of Bergen.  Johannes Johannessen Tveiteras (1762-1842), originally from Sweden, was one of the first rosemalers from this area.  Nils Tveiteras Midhus (1795-1875), one of his two sons, moved to Os in 1820 where he developed his own distinctive style.  He combined Telemark elements with geometric designs and old Hordaland motifs.  His son, Annanias Midthus Tveit (1847-1924) further developed the tradition with great creativity and love of color.  Rosemaling was late blooming in this area and didn’t reach its peak until the turn of the 20th Century.  It is his style that I’m intrigued with and used on the flowers.

The packet includes four pages of instruction five enlarged photographs and the line drawings.

Price: $10.00
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