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“Threads from the past” – Lecture with Åsa Elstad

Wednesday 9 October18:00 - 19:00

Picture of the cover of the book Threads from the past, with a portrait of Åsa Elstad

“Threads from the past”? Lecture with Åsa Elstad


Åsa Elstad comes to Ballangen Public Library to talk about textile traditions related to the northern Norwegian coastal culture, based on her recently published book “Threads from the past”.

The book is about clothes, the work with clothes and its connection to women’s history, and goes through over 1000 years of textile tradition in the north. Clothing is a very exciting topic that says a lot about who we are and what societies we live in. About the book:

“Textiles are linked to many aspects of Norwegian history, such as division of labour, gender segregation, economic and social conditions and system, resources, ethnicity and ideology. A quarter chapter of the book has a recipe, a practical exercise for those who want to follow in the footsteps of textile craftsmen who have lived before us.”

Welcome to the museum for a nice lecture!


The event is free of charge.


The event is a collaboration between Ballangen Museum and Ballangen Public Library


Wednesday 9 October
18:00 - 19:00
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Ballangen folkebibliotek
Sentrumsveien 68
Ballangen, 8540 Norway