Örlagaþræðir – Threads of fate

Iðnó Sunnusalur

Historically, weaving and spinning has been an integral part of womanhood, and in some places had strong connotations with sorcery. These connections manifest in a myriad of ways: In the written record, mythologies and even archaeology. Endless examples are to be found of women spinning magical threads. From Scandinavia to Greece, goddesses and witches weave the threads of fate. The exhibition aims to explore the what seems at a glance to be an everday chore, but is in fact filled with magic.

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