This is a charming example of the earlier Norwegian Henning folk art figures (1960s to 1970s), hand-carved and hand-painted. The 5” tall laughing young lady is dressed in traditional costume and is likely an early example of “Kari” of the national personification of a Norwegian couple, Ola og Kari Nordmann. She has the classic delightful Henning expression on her face. Henning Engelsen was a Norwegian woodcarver and illustrator who started a workshop in 1947 and was very prolific with traditional Norwegian folk tales, animals and people. This figure is in fine condition with few chips or paint rubs.
Vintage Henning Norwegian Hand Carved Young Girl “Kari”