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SW 86
SW 86

Carriage Cushion Cover (Reindeer in Octagon with Birds and Hearts)

SW 86

Sweden, Scania, Herrestads district

first half of the 19th century

SW 86

Carriage Cushion Cover (Reindeer in Octagon with Birds and Hearts)

SW 86

Sweden, Scania, Herrestads district

first half of the 19th century

interlocked tapestry

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.