Coverlet with change of colors of center squares is hand inlay - Textiles
  • Date 1800-1870
  • Place of Origin Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

Overshot weave in skillbragd, or pick-up technique.  Wool on natural linen ground. Eight-petal flower design. Change of colors of center squares is hand inlay. The sparlaken design of framed rectangles (rather than plain stripes) in the center indicates that this coverlet was probably used as a coffin cover or altar cloth.

  • Materials Wool, linen
  • Dimensions length: 60 inches; width: 41 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1997.079.015 - Gift of Erling A. Dalaker

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