This marks the twenty-second year for the Stav Christmas Ornament. The Eidsborg Stav Church is one of the last Stav Churches built before the great plague. It was built in 1250 AD out of stately heartwood pines like many of the other Stav Churches in the Lardal area. Eidsborg is a single nave church with a pentice on three sides. One of its significant features is the scale-like wooden shingles that cover the church from top to bottom.
As you enter the church, you may feel the soaring nature of it, partly due to its small footprint. Your eyes will immediately be drawn to the four main columns as they rise through the raised sections of the roof. In 1927 work was begun to restore the church to its original medieval appearance under the direction of architect George Eliassen. The ceiling and the paneling were removed exposing the original acanthus decorations. At this time an inscription in runic script was found on one of the four main columns. It reads:
"In runes are carved four men of fame
On, Grip, Gunnar and Asgeir were their names.
Each man raised a corner post on this site,
grandly turned columns borne with might."
As if in tribute to these men, Eidsborg is still the Parish Church today.
Each of these limited edition ornaments is made on a 2.5" flat porcelain disk and hand decorated in delicate Scandinavian blue and white.
- Blue silk-screened design on porcelain,
- 2.5" disk with ribbon
- Gift boxed
- Contains a detailed history of the church
- Manufacturer: Norse Traditions, A/S