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SW 12
SW 12

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

SW 12

Sweden, Scania, Herrestads district

circa 1800

SW 12

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

SW 12

Sweden, Scania, Herrestads district

circa 1800

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.