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

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

1952

Leksands Hemslöjdsforening Leksands Hemslöjdsforening

(Swedish, est. 1904)

designer

Jobs Handtryck Leksands Hemslöjdsforening

(Swedish, est. 1944)

manufacturer

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

Fun Fact

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

Description

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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