Tuesday, 6 November 2012

1282 SE - Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland (2012)

Brief Description

"Seven timber houses are listed in this site located in the east of Sweden, representing the zenith of a regional timber building tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. They reflect the prosperity of independent farmers who in the 19th century used their wealth to build substantial new homes with elaborately decorated ancillary houses or suites of rooms reserved for festivities. The paintings represent a fusion of folk art with the styles favoured by the landed gentry of the time, including Baroque and Rococo. Decorated by painters, including known and unknown itinerant artists, the listed properties represent the final flowering of a long cultural tradition."

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1282

1282-001     Kristofers, Stene
1282-002     Gästgivars, Vallsta
1282-003     Pallars, Långhed
1282-004     Jon-Lars, Långhed   
1282-005     Bortom Åa, Fågelsjö
1282-006     Bommars, Letsbo
1282-007     Erik Anders, Askesta


Courtesy of lellykate from Sweden

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