(Swedish, est. 1904)
(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
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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