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For almost a hundred years from the middle of the eigthteenth century, a little-known and very beautiful art flourished in Scania, the southernmost region of Sweden. This was expressed in small textile panels that were mostly made for wedding ceremonies. Marriage rituals have always been of great importance to small communities, and for each wedding in Scania an extensive dowry composed of many kinds of woven textiles was created by the bride-to-be. The colours and the appeal of the designs remain as fresh and vibrant today as when these beautiful weavings were created during the high period of the art, over 150 years ago. Each textile is a work of art in its own right. The extraordinary patterns are not only of interest to collectors, connoisseurs and contemporary weavers - appealing to lovers of both traditional and contemporary taste - but also represent an authoritative design source. Swedish Textile Art is the first book for more than a decade to present some of the best examples of textile art from southern Sweden. The 95 textiles from the Nasser D.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781874780076
ISBN-10: 1874780072
Format: Hardback
(350mm x 290mm x 48mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Khalili Collections
Publisher: Khalili Collections
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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