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Title: Carriage Cushion Cover (Reindeer in Octagon with Birds and Hearts)
Location: Sweden, Scania, Herrestads district
Materials: interlocked tapestry
Dimensions: 52 x 76.5 cm
Accession Number: SW 86
A typical Herrestads design, here with only one reindeer. This is one of the most beautiful of its type. The addition of the woman, hearts and birds in the central octagon emphasises that this was a work of love.
V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 22, p. 69.