fiddle is often called the national instrument of Norway.
•A Hardanger fiddle is similar to a violin in
size and shape, but there are many characteristics that make it a unique
•A typical hardingfele is
beautifully decorated with mother-of-pearl inlay and black pen-and-ink drawings,
called rosing. It is topped with a carved head of a maiden or, more frequently, of an animal,
usually a lion or dragon.