Juleneg...the Christmas bird sheaf



On Christmas morning in Scandinavia every gable,
gateway, or barn-door, is decorated with a sheaf of
grain fixed on the top of a tall pole, wherefrom it is
intended that the birds should make their Christmas
dinner. Even the peasants contrive to have a handful
set by for this purpose, and what the birds do not eat
on Christmas Day, remains for them to finish at
their leisure during the winter
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...and go here to see Ulf Erik Forsbakk's juleneg


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Dinner! Christmas sheaf and birds
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Girl with a sharf of grain - and small robins
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Nisser (gnomes) with bird sheaf
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Christmas bird sheaf and tobogganing, 1894


Girl with Christmas sheaf
by Harald Damsleth
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The 1911 Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate
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Child with Jul Neg Luncheon Napkins - Click Image to Close

Child with juleneg luncheon napkins
Purchase here


Photo by Sven Türck (1897-1954)
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Postcard by Margit Ekstam


Christmas Grain Sheaf
by Gerda Bengtsson, Danish Handcraft Guild
Purchase a sewing kit here



Danish Michelsen Christmas spoon 1985
'The Bird Sheaf'
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Adolph Tidemand (1814-76):
Norwegian Christmas customs, 1846
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