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"..I suppose it all represents various aspects of my ancestry. The badges come from my grandfather, Arne, who was a Colonel of the Norwegian Airforce and the Aide-de-camp to the King.

The knife and leather sheath were carved by my Great-Uncle Magne. This type of knife is usually given to a boy coming-of-age in Norway. The brooch belonged to my great-great grandmother Kristina."

 

Norwegian-Irish choreographer Liv O'Donoghue

 

(thanks Liv, for sharing that with me. Xx)

   

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Uploaded on February 10, 2012