TYPE: a Swedish ‘carriage-seat’ cushion / agedyna weaving

CIRCA: 1850 or before

An rolakan (kilim-like) weaving  from the south of Skane in southern Sweden, with small birds resting in the branches of a tree as the central design (a tree of life as it were). Made specifically for use as a cushion on the seat of a carriage (i.e. horse and buggy). All natural dyes, beautiful fast colours with lovely abrash, although faded somewhat. For more on the subject of Swedish weaving’s, see an informative article page 87, Hali magazine Spring 2019, issue #199.

SIZE: 1.09m x 0.52m

WARP: linen

WEFT: linen

KNOT COUNT: n/a

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