- embroidery openwork having elaborate symmetrical designs created by blocks of satin stitches within which threads of the embroidery fabric are removed.
Origin of hardanger
First recorded in 1880–85; after Hardanger, an area in SW Norway where such embroidery was orig. produced
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Examples from the Web for hardanger
He knows of a house on the Hardanger Fiord, a house in a wood.Love and Lucy</p>
Maurice Henry Hewlett
My father sailed to Hardanger, intending to dispose of his pelts there if he could.The Norsemen in the West
In 1890 they forced their way to the head of the Hardanger Fjord in 60 N.
This place has the reputation of being the fruit-garden of Hardanger.
The beautiful district of Hardanger is particularly happy in this respect.