Kjenge

Kjenge, 1800-1900
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Kjenge, 1800-1900

The Norwegian kjenge is predominantly used for drinking ale at special occasions since Medieval times and is often carved from a kåte (a knot or protuberance on a tree). The horse shapes that makes up the two handles of this kjenge are fertility symbols and the painting technique is known as rosemåling, a traditional form of decorative folk art that originated in Norway.

This kjenge was purchased in 1925 by the museum.

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