This wall hung scissors holder, made of Ponderosa pine, is a lovely example of hand painted rosemåling. A traditional decorative folk art that originated in the rural areas of Norway in the 1700's, rosemåling has been called the result of a deep yearning for the colorful flowers and warmth of summer during the long dark winters, expressed through painting objects to brighten the home. There are many different styles of rosemåling; the artist used the Rogaland type here on the front panel with vibrant results. In Rogaland, flowers are more dominant than leaves and scrolls; on this scissors holder, a nosegay of different flowers dominates. The design is symmetrical, the colors applied are opaque on a teal background and arrangements of dots were used, all characteristics of the Rogaland style. Even the hole for hanging at the top is surrounded with a painted flower and dots.
This scissors wall pocket is 8 3/4 inches from top to bottom and 3 1/2 inches across at the widest part of the upper section; actual depth is 5/8 inch. It weighs a mere 2 1/2 ounces and is in wonderful condition. The artist's signature, D. Peterson, is hand lettered in black on the back. It's the perfect way to make sure that a pair of scissors is always handy in the sewing/craft room, office or kitchen. Of course, some silk or dried flowers would look lovely in it also.
P.S. Scissors are not included.
>>>The 14 inch Rosemåled plate shown in our photo is available here: