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Swedish Folk Weavings for Marriage, Carriage and Home 1750-1840

March 15 - September 22

An exhibition of rare and artful cushions and bed covers woven by women for their households. Such textiles, many with inscribed dates from 1750 to 1840, were used or displayed for special occasions and were a significant form of decoration for the typical household. The design elements and patterns of colorful geometric patterns, exotic birds, real and mythical creatures, religious depictions, crowns, floral themes, and even patterns from Roman mosaics reflect the influence of centuries of trade since the Viking era.


American Swedish Historical Museum
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