Kviteseid is a beautiful detailed jacket inspired by Norwegian rosemaling (literally “rose painting”) from the county of Telemark. One of the most famous artists of the Telemark rosemaling style was Knut Mevastaul (1785-1862). He lived his entire life in the village of Kviteseid in Telemark, hence the name of the jacket.
Rosemaling is deeply rooted in Norwegian folk art. This ornamental decorative painting style flourished in Norway from 1700-1900 AD and is known for its powerful yet refined use of colors. Typical décor elements are lush roses (hence the name rose painting) surrounded by flower ornamentation and ribbons in flowing patterns. The expression is vibrant, playful and often asymmetric in style. Rosemaling was traditionally used to decorate everything from wooden beer bowls and chests, to entire rooms – cupboards, beds, doors, ceilings and walls included.
Our Kviteseid jacket is a beautiful and toned-down interpretation of the rosemaling style from Telemark. The nayv colored and the dark green colored version of this jacket have contrasting rosemaling pattern. The black version is more subdued, with a tone-on-tone rosemaling pattern. If you would like your rosemaling jacket to be a little more expressive, check out Kviteseid’s beautiful rosemaling sister, the Kvinesdal jacket.
Fittingly, the Kviteseid jacket is made of 100% fine Norwegian wool. By selecting the finest wool from the sheep’s very first shearing, the fibers are short, giving us a finer and softer yarn. The outcome is thin, light and soft garments, while maintaining the brilliance, crimp and longevity for which Norwegian wool is world renowned. For extra comfort, the neck is lined with soft merino wool.
Norwegian wool is one of the world’s most animal-friendly textile fibers. Our wool comes from the “dalasau” (“valley sheep”), known for roaming freely in the vast Norwegian hillsides while grazing in natural pastures. A revolutionary new wool treatment using natural non-toxic salts makes this jacket soft and machine washable.
- 100% fine Norwegian wool
- Neckline in skin soft merino wool
- Designed and knitted in Norway
- Machine wash using wool-cycle
- All our wool is mulesing-free
- Feminine fit
- 30.5 micron
- 10 gauge
- 3 ply