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Gobelin

c. 1945
(Swedish, 1914–1995)
manufacturer
(Swedish, est. 1944)
Overall: 129.2 x 111.1 cm (50 7/8 x 43 3/4 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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The title alludes to the French tapestry maker Gobelin, the Swedish word for tapestry “gobeläng” as well as the designer’s nickname “Gocken.”

Description

In the mid-1940s, Ingrid Jobs, affectionately called “Gocken,” began experimenting with folklore motifs in her designs. Through its pastel colors and representations of apple trees, Gobelin looks distinctly Swedish. Symbols of Sweden’s rich cultural heritage abound throughout the composition, such as the small Dala horse in the cabinet hutch and the vignette of Swedish dancers celebrating the midsummer festival.
Gobelin

Gobelin

c. 1945

Hanna Ingrid Elisabet Jobs, Jobs Handtryck

(Swedish, 1914–1995), (Swedish, est. 1944)
Sweden, Vastanvik, Leksand, 20th century

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