Nov 6, 2017

Bonad (Hanging Tapestry): copy of “Carl Hanson, Leksand, 1801”

Bonad (Hanging Tapestry): copy of “Carl Hanson, Leksand, 1801”



Leksands Hemslöjdsforening Leksands Hemslöjdsforening

(Swedish, est. 1904)


Jobs Handtryck

(Swedish, est. 1944)

Plain weave linen, loom width, printed

Overall: 191.1 x 135.3 cm (75 1/4 x 53 1/4 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1954.254


Did you know?

This style of flower, called a kurbits, is associated with traditional folkloric painting in Sweden.


The top line of text on this wall hanging reads “Carl Hanson, Leksand, year 1801,” indicating that this design is an adaption of a wall painting from 1801 by the Swedish muralist Winter Carl Hansson (1777–1805), whose work is reflected throughout Leksand homes and churches in the in the Dalarna region of Sweden. Wall hangings were used to decorate modern urban homes, reminding Swedes of their rural roots.

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