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Coverlet with geometric tapestry technique with single interlock joins - Textiles
  • Date ca. 1900
  • Place of Origin Seljeset, Hornindal, Nordfjord, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

Coverlet with warp of 12/12 fiskegarn (cotton) sett ca. 9 epi. Two-ply spelsau wool weft in greens, red, blue, yellow, and tan. Rutevev or geometric tapestry technique with single interlock joins. Design of five eight-petal flowers across the bottom and top. Alternating eight-petal flowers in the body are framed by complex borders of diamonds and small block motifs. The ends of warp are knotted and turned back and later machine-stitched.

  • Materials Cotton, wool
  • Dimensions length: 76 inches; width: 46.5 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1986.037.002 - Gift of Marguerite Evinrude