“Blomstermåla” is a placename from the Swedish province of Småland, from where many inhabitants emigrated to America in the 1800s. In this programme, we pay tribute to a Swedish heartland with fine embroidery.
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Subtle all-over embroidery on organic cotton
– Swedish author 1898–1973
His best-known works are The Emigrants, a series of books about a group of people who emigrated from the region of Småland in Sweden to Minnesota, USA in the mid 1800s, a fate shared with 1.5 million other Swedes, including many of the author’s relatives.
Moberg spent twelve years doing research before he started to write his epic series.