Sweden, Scania, Färs or Ljunits district
early 19th century
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.