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SW 81
SW 81

Carriage Cushion Cover (Lightning with Cross Border)

SW 81

Sweden, South-east Scania

first half of the 19th century

SW 81

Carriage Cushion Cover (Lightning with Cross Border)

SW 81

Sweden, South-east Scania

first half of the 19th century

interlocked tapestry

54 x 94 cm

For the lightening design and its use on interlocked tapestry in the districts of Scania see SW 56. this example is typical of south-east Scania and not attributed to a specific district. Despite the apparent close similarity of most of the surviving examples with this design, examination of them reveals details and shades specific to each of them, giving them their own individual character.

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 37, pp.105–7.