Sweden, Scania, Bara district
late 18th century
48 x 91 cm
The central figure of a magnificent lion surrounded by beautiful flowers dominates this typical example of dove-tail tapestry from south-west Scania. The red lion is the emblem of Bara and is the animal motif most frequently used on these weaves.
V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 1, pp.22–3.