Saga - Blue

Saga - Blue

c. 1963

designer

Elisabeth Ulrik

(Swedish, active Stockholm ?)

manufacturer

Borås Wäfveri Borås Wäfveri

(Swedish, 1870-2010)

Twill weave cotton, screen printed

Overall: 106 x 121.9 cm (41 3/4 x 48 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1964.300

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Fun Fact

The same textile exists in a yellow palette, suggesting that the pattern’s colorway was customizable to fit the customer’s decor.

Description

This pattern’s title Saga refers to the Icelandic epic poems written throughout the medieval period chronicling Viking history. The stylized tree depicted alludes to Viking mythology, specifically the “Yggdrasil,” or Tree of Life.

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