Carriage Cushion Cover (Reindeer in Octagon with Heart Band Border)

interlocked tapestry

57 x 118 cm

This is the only example observed that combines a reindeer medallion with a wide band of hearts at each end. The minor borders are typical, although the colours are unusual for this area. There are seventy-two hearts in all: the impending wedding must have been very much in the mind of the weaver.

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 23, pp.70–1.