Author: Raymond, Jay
Country: New Jersey
Year Published: 2015
No. of pages: 288
Illustrations: 952 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Clothbound with Jacket
This oversized book is an exquisite visual feast, featuring two hundred sixty-seven boards from seven northern European countries including the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, carefully selected from eighteen museums and four private collections. It is an unprecedented window into the world of mangle boards, wooden implements used from the 16th to 20th centuries for smoothing linen. The large format and splendid photographs highlight the beauty and sumptuous nature of these hand-carved works of folk art.