This Os cream carafe features a landscape from the Os area and was painted using JoSonja acrylics in 2005. It measures 5 ¼” in diameter x 7 ½” tall.
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 landscape is of the town of Os from a picture I found in the late 1800’s.
This container I had made after seeing many similar used on tables in Norway to hold their commercial containers of sour cream. I had this one made to fit most of our US sour cream, butter or cottage containers, products of cream. Theirs did not have a lid, but I thought it would be more useful.
The packet includes four pages of instruction, eight enlarged photographs and the line drawing.