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Door escutcheons are used either side of a door knob. This Os style was painted in 2004 using JoSonja acrylics. It measures 3 7/8” x 24 ¼” x 3/8”.
Os is located in the Hordaland flyke just south of Bergen. Johannes Johannessen Tveiteras (1763-1842) is perhaps the first rosemalers from this area. One of his two sons, Nil Tveiteras Midhus (1795-1875) moved to Os in 1820 where he developed his distinctively different style. He combined Telemark elements with geometric designs and old Hordaland motifs. White, blue or red backgrounds with bright design colors were typical. His son, Annanias Midthus Tveit (1847-1924) further developed the tradition with great creativity and love of color. Rosemaling bloomed late in this area and didn’t reach its peak until the turn of the 20th Century.
I based this design on the work of Annanias M. Tveit. The shape of the escutcheon I took from an old iron one I saw on a door in Norway.
The packet includes three pages of instruction, three enlarged designs and the line drawing.
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