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Seat Cushion Covers (Vases of Flowers with People)

SW 80 | Sweden, Scania, Torna district

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Title: Seat Cushion Covers (Vases of Flowers with People)

Location: Sweden, Scania, Torna district

Materials: dove-tail tapestry

Dimensions: 50 x 52.5 cm and 51.5 x 51.5 cm

Accession Number: SW 80

Other Notes:

As part of the dowry, a pair of small covers were woven. It is unusual to find a pair still together; on those shown here, the designs of each appear to be almost identical. Examples from other wedding sets are illustrated elsewhere on this website in items SW 30, SW 2, and SW 23.

Bibliography:

V. Hansen, Swedish Textile Art: Traditional Marriage Weavings from Scania: The Khalili Collection, London 1996, cat. 6, pp.34–5.

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