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Tapestry design divided into four sections with Magi - Textiles
  • Date 1600-1725
  • Place of Origin Gudbrandsdal, Oppland, Norway
  • Creator Unknown

Thick warp of linen or another bast fiber, ca. 10 epi. Z-spun two-ply spelsau wool weft. Billedvev (tapestry) techniques with hatching, outlining, and dovetail joins. Theme of Adoration of the Magi. Tapestry design divided into four sections. Three sections each have a Magi (wise man). The fourth section shows the Magi presenting gifts to Mary and the Christ child. Decorative borders.

Inscription: The Great Holy Three Kings Coming from Saba. (In Norwegian. Some letters not legible).

  • Materials Wool, linen
  • Dimensions length: 75.5 inches; width: 55.5 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1984.123.001 - Gift of Sylvea Bull Curtis


Tapestry, Weaving