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Swedish Textiles (1700 – 1900)
For almost 100 years from the middle of the 18th century, a little-known and very beautiful art flourished in Scania, the southernmost region of Sweden. This was expressed in small textile panels that were mostly made for wedding ceremonies. While these textiles were functional in that they were an essential part of the ceremony, they were also made in order to demonstrate the artistry and skill of the weaver. Their designs were o en symbolic of fertility and long life, and a sense of hope and joy can clearly be seen in these objects. Their extraordinary patterns are not only of interest to collectors, connoisseurs and contemporary weavers, but also represent a comprehensive design source, foreseeing many modern aesthetic concerns and contemporary visual language.