The Wedding Procession Vest Agder Bowl - JP3069

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  At the very southern tip of Norway, immediately to the left of the Setesdal Valley on the map, is the area or county known as Vest Agder (West Agder). The port towns of Mandal and Kristiiansand were the bases for trade with Holland.

The folk art of this area is based on floral baroque. With straighter scrolls, almost like palm trees, ending in a profusion of flowers, leaves, and small teardrops or comma strokes. This is an area where we can see many examples of the wedding party painted around the outer edge of the inside of the bowl. A few drunks were usually in attendance as the wedding party progressed.

The backgrounds were usually dark on trunks, but a few light backgrounds, especially a sandy yellow one, can be observed, especially on bowls. The blue in this area seems to be a little bit brighter than is generally used throughout Norway. Perhaps an influence from the Dutch trade.