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hardanger

[hahr-dang-er] /hɑrˈdæŋ ər/
noun
1.
embroidery openwork having elaborate symmetrical designs created by blocks of satin stitches within which threads of the embroidery fabric are removed.
Origin of hardanger
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; after Hardanger, an area in SW Norway where such embroidery was orig. produced
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