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SW 10
SW 10

Seat Cushion Cover (Star with Four Birds)

SW 10

Sweden, Scania, Ingelstads district

first half of the 19th century

SW 10

Seat Cushion Cover (Star with Four Birds)

SW 10

Sweden, Scania, Ingelstads district

first half of the 19th century

interlocked tapestry

57 x 56 cm

A dramatic large star fills the centre, but in the corners are large red birds, a most unusual feature with this composition. Large half-diamond at the sides complete the design and give the impression of continuity on all sides.

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 16, pp.58–9.