Minnesota Historical Society

Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian Saga 4

$ 19.95

This fourth film in the light-hearted yet authoritative "Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian" series introduces the places and people in the U.S. Upper Midwest that draw on Scandinavian traditions to create arts and craft of practical beauty.

The descendants of U.S. immigrants from Scandinavia aim their arts and craft toward everyday elegance. Their goal is the practical beauty so prized in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Institutions such as Vesterheim (the Norwegian American museum and cultural center in Decorah, Iowa), events such as Niswa-stamman (the annual Nordic Aemrican folk music gathering in Nisswa, Minnesota), painters writers, weavers, potters, wood carvers, instrument makers, a story-teller, a Saami lithographer, a "langeleik" (Norwegian culcimer) player, a "kjolvasks" (Swedish skirt purse) seamstress, and that grand Icelandic American man of letters, Bill Holm - all absolutely stunning stuff, however practical and everyday!


  • By: Camera Q
  • Format: DVD, 57 min.

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