Seat Cushion Cover (Stars in Eight-petalled Rosettes)

interlocked tapestry

59 x 74 cm

As with the tapestry illustrated in SW 90, the weaver has created a pattern that can be viewed in different ways: as four eight-petalled rosettes made up of hearts; or as large diamonds with eight-pointed star medallions at their points. Each of the hearts contains eight-pointed stars rather than simple star-crosses. The use of brown and the border pattern of hearts and hourglass indicate that this textile was made in south-east Scania.

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 36, pp. 104–5.