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Ugift mor
  • Gobelin tapestry
  • Ugift mor
  • Hannah Ryggen (1894 - 1970)
  • Gobelin tapestry in flax yarn and woll yarn 190 x 375 cm
  • Norway 1937
  • RKM 67-1956
  • Purchase
  • © Hannah Ryggen/BUS 2014
  • Not shown in the museum
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The inspiration for this piece, Klara Dahl, was a seamstress and an unmarried mother of five. The man to the left is the father of one of the children. He had 24 children in wedlock and an unknown number outside it. He is holding a light because he was the nightwatch for the village’s “consumption association”.