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  1. embroidery openwork having elaborate symmetrical designs created by blocks of satin stitches within which threads of the embroidery fabric are removed.
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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

Historical Examples

  • He knows of a house on the Hardanger Fiord, a house in a wood.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • My father sailed to Hardanger, intending to dispose of his pelts there if he could.

  • In 1890 they forced their way to the head of the Hardanger Fjord in 60 N.

  • The beautiful district of Hardanger is particularly happy in this respect.

    The Norwegian Fjords

    A. Heaton Cooper

  • This place has the reputation of being the fruit-garden of Hardanger.

    The Norwegian Fjords

    A. Heaton Cooper