Gerhard Munthe's design for the tapestry The Daughters of the Northern Lights
was inspired by Norwegian folktales and tapestries. Norwegian weaving had strong connections with national heritage. The subject comes from a popular folk story.
Model shown at the Louisiana Purchase International
Exposition, St. Louis, 1904
Gerhard Munthe, designer, Norwegian, 1849–1929. Nini Stoltenberg, weaver, Norwegian, 1877–1968. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum Weaving School, manufacturer, Norway (Trondheim), 1898–1909. The Daughters of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) or The Suitors, 1895. Wool and cotton. 51 x 64 1/2 in. (129.5 x 163.8 cm). The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, TD1993.132.1.