Coverlet with large eight-petal flowers that are divided by diagonal bands of crosses - Textiles
  • Date 1870-1900
  • Place of Origin Springfield Township, Iowa
  • Creator Sigrid Kvien Tvenge

Woven in rutevev (geometric tapestry) weave with single interlock tapestryjoins. The main motifs are large eight-petal flowers that are divided by diagonal bands of crosses. Made from commercial materials, but in a traditional technique.

Woven by Sigrid Kvien Tvenge, who immigrated from Valdres, Norway, to Decorah, Iowa, in 1855.

  • Materials Wool, cotton
  • Dimensions length: 77 inches, width: 44 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC1627 - Gift of Mrs. Tollef Tvenge
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