Allmoge Hand Carved Candelabra
Swedish mid century candelabra. Hand carved wood in an allmoge (folk art) pattern, this style is likely from the 1950's. Signs of use with some minor staining. 6.75" tall. The candle openings are on the small side, a regular size taper candle may have to be shaved a bit to fit.
The term allmoge derives from all möghe meaning ‘all the people’ in Old Norse, referring to members of the peasant society. Scandinavian folk art, as a result, includes allmoge art, a craft produced according to local traditions, without regard to pre-established artistic styles or movements. Over time, this craft evolved into artisanal production that imitated older models, often designed under regional traditions.