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Greenland: The Legend of the Mother of the Sea – The story of Sedna

NordenBladet – The Mother of the Sea is a colorful and fantastic tale of how Greenland’s animals came to be – and reminds us of our responsibilities. The Mother of the Sea was bothered by the Inuits’ evil deeds at

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Greenland: The Greenlandic kayak or ‘qajaq’

NordenBladet – The kayak was a necessity of the Inuits who from an early age learnt to handle this craft. It is still used for fishing but also used for recreation and for races. THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE

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Greenland: The Greenlandic Tupilak – a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack

NordenBladet – The Greenlandic Tupilak is a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack, but is now a popular souvenir. A WORLD OF SOULS AND SPIRITS Previously tupilak was made to mysterious and sinister sprits. Today, when the

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Greenland: The Greenlandic national costume 

NordenBladet – The Greenlandic national costume (Traditional Dress) is famous and is a magnificent sight. Beads brought by Europeans became a part of the female outfit. THE INUITS’ ANIMAL SKIN CLOTHES In former times the Inuits only wore clothes made

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Greenland: Visual Art in Greenlandic culture

NordenBladet – Visual art has played an important role in culture and national self-understanding. See the work in the museums in Ilulissat and Nuuk. AARON FROM KANGEQ Visual art in Greenland has, in spite of its relatively short history, made

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Greenland: The Viking period of Greenland

NordenBladet – The Vikings settled in southern and western Greenland about 1,000 years ago. Brattahlid is the best preserved of Old Norse settlements. TRAVEL IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE VIKING SETTLERS The traces of the Vikings – also called the

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Estonian Textile Artists’ Union annual award winners announced

NordenBladet – The Estonian Textile Artists’ Union annual awards were announced this week which celebrate the Textile Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year and the Act of the Year. The winner of the Textile Artist of the

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Faroe Islands: Nordic film stars cast in first crime/drama series filmed in the Faroe Islands

NordenBladet – The Faroe Islands’ biggest film production ever will feature high profile names in film. Actors Ulrich Thomsen (The New Pope, 2020; Blacklist, 2016), Maria Rich (Follow The Money, 2018) and Olaf Johannesen (The Bridge, 2015) will star in

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Nordic prizes 2020 – on TV and online

NordenBladet – On 27 October, the Nordic Council will award its annual prizes during a TV special broadcast throughout the Nordic Region. COVID-19 may have put a stopper to the traditional ceremony on Iceland, but the winners of the five

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Estonian National Museum (ERM) exposition contest won by the stand idea “Our domestic witch kitchen”

NordenBladet – Exposition idea contest “Your exposition” audience vote collected most support for the idea “Our domestic witch kitchen”, that brings to the viewer a fragment of the Estonian farm kitchen and the fascinating activities that can be done in

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Bank of Estonia museum joins Night of Museums interactive program

NordenBladet – The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) is joining the Night of Museums annual free event on Saturday, August 29, with an audiovisual performance, “featuring” three leading figures in Estonia’s nineteenth-century national awakening. Writer and politician Carl Robert Jakobson

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Estonia: Tallinn Music Week (taking place August 27-30) hosts parallel art program

NordenBladet – Tallinn Music Week, taking place August 27-30, is to be accompanied by a diverse art program, organizers say, with many exhibitions being free of charge, including the Tallinn Thursday gallery tour and installations at Port Noblessner. Fotografiska gallery

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Tom of Finland, aka Touko Laaksonen receives commemorative plaque outside his former home on 100th anniversary of his birth

NordenBladet – Finnish LGBT icon and celebrated erotic artist Tom of Finland, aka Touko Laaksonen, has received a commemorative plaque outside of his former Ullanlinna home today (22.Aug 2020), in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birthday. The plaque

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Estonia: Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) opens final student project exhibition TASE20

NordenBladet – On Monday, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) opened an exhibition with 34 final projects of recent bachelor’s and master’s degree students highlighted. EKA’s final project festival TASE, where students can present their final projects, traditionally takes place

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Estonia: The world’s biggest exhibition of Muhu stockings + GALLERY!

NordenBladet – Muhu stockings are among the very best examples of the art of knitting from anywhere around the world. They are characterised by the fineness of their yarn, the incredible density of their weave, the complexity of their patterns

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Denmark: Princess Benedikte’s dresses go on display at the Amalienborg Museum

NordenBladet – A special exhibition of Princess Benedikte of Denmark’s dresses is now on display at the Amalienborg Museum to coincide with her birthday. ‘Princess Dresses’ opened on 4 July and consists of 21 dresses that Danish designer Jørgen Bender

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