Lutefisk by grizzlysghost

Lutefisk

Hand-carved wooden handle from Norway, currently mounted on a small door under my stairs.

Film: Kodak Gold 200
Camera: 1982 Nikon FM2
See camera here: http://365project.org/grizzlysghost/365/2011-04-16
Process: 3.5min tetanol, 6.5min blix, 1min stab
(converted to B&W)
Very nice intricate detail
March 7th, 2013  
How delicate and beautiful! I like the texture in the background as well.
March 7th, 2013  
It's so detailed... very pretty shot!
March 7th, 2013  
Thats beautiful - doesn't look worn so good its on the under stairs door!
March 7th, 2013  
Interesting detail
March 7th, 2013  
beautiful!
March 7th, 2013  
Beautiful detail
March 7th, 2013  
nice b&w. like the grain
March 7th, 2013  
Wow! Nice textures
March 8th, 2013  
Now, what is a lutefish from Norway doing all the way in Montana? There must be a story behind this.
March 8th, 2013  
@webfoot Haha, let's just say my ancestry is very curious! :)
March 8th, 2013  
Was this carved by your Grandfather? Lots of detail, very lovely handle.
March 11th, 2013  
I believe what you have here is an old 'mangletre' ('mangle wood') or 'mangleambo' ('ambo' is an old word that I don't really know the meaning of...), once used to straighten out cloth or clothing. Actually a forerunner to the mangle machine ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangle_(machine) ) The handle is always supposed to be a carved animal. The fish is probably a cod. ;-)
March 11th, 2013  
@bankmann Haha, cool! Thanks Bankmann! :)
March 11th, 2013  
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