Carriage Cushion Cover (Reindeer, Birds and Hearts)

interlocked tapestry

51 x 83 cm

The weaver of this textile was clearly skilled and imaginative. The design features birds and reindeer, and hearts both inside and outside eight-pointed medallions. The birds arranged around the border are typical, but the heart-and-medallion motif is not known from any other examples.

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 35, pp. 102–3.