2DE7AFBB-6367-4890-BC62-6B9D0B271871On a recent trip to Minneapolis, Mn I visited the American Swedish Institute all  decorated for the holidays. Rooms were decorated for the different Scandinavian countries on how they celebrate the Christmas Season.

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Traditional Swedish Costumes

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Romania

0A660956-86ED-4054-8087-22C5E13EC7F8The spinning bees were usually hosted  by unmarried women.

Swedish Wall Hanging – Vaggbonad

Art weave – Konstvavnad

Krabbasnar,Halvkrabba,Rosengang

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Swedish Wall Hanging – Vaggbonad

Art – weave – Konstvavnad

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Bobbin Lace

Swedish Loom

Swedish Loom used by several generations to weave rugs and fabrics. Owned by Lars and Anna Lundin.

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Merry Christmas to all. I hope you enjoy the traditions of past and present in your gatherings

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