Sweden, Scania, Herrestads district
first half of the 19th century
52 x 76.5 cm
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.