Sweden, South-east Scania, Albo district
first half of the 19th century
part-piled on weft-faced plain weave
53 x 48 cm
Most of the surviving examples of cushions in the part-pile or half-pile technique were made in south-west Scania, and have fairly complicated designs with many details. This pair of south-eastern Scanian seat cushions, in contrast, have a simple medallion with hearts, and appear to have been quite loosely woven.
V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 73, pp. 191–3.