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Carriage Cushion Cover (Rows of Stars in Octagons)

SW 4 | Sweden, Scania, Albo district

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Artwork Details

Title: Carriage Cushion Cover (Rows of Stars in Octagons)

Location: Sweden, Scania, Albo district

Materials: interlocked tapestry

Dimensions: 47 x 91 cm

Accession Number: SW 4

Other Notes:

The design of stars in octagons was used in Albo and the neighbouring districts. Dates woven into or embroidered on similar examples in Swedish collections show that it was used at least between 1761 and 1825.

Bibliography:

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 34, pp.100–1.

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