Mitten

19th century (made)
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Place Of Origin

Pair of mittens in knit stitch, open from knuckles and end of thumbs, knitted with two yarns in white wool. Drawn in at the wrists, with separate stalls for the thumbs. The cuffs are patterned in red wool yarn and a thinner white wool.


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Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Mitten
  • Mitten
Materials and Techniques
Knitted wool
Brief Description
Knitted mittens, Boda or Rättvik, Dalarna, 19th century
Physical Description
Pair of mittens in knit stitch, open from knuckles and end of thumbs, knitted with two yarns in white wool. Drawn in at the wrists, with separate stalls for the thumbs. The cuffs are patterned in red wool yarn and a thinner white wool.
Object history
A label was attached to the mittens when acquired: 'Kyrkvantar från Rättvik, 2.50' (Church mittens from Rättvik, 2.50 SEK)
Historical context
Knitting with two yarn ends and patterning by colour alternation were characteristic of northern Swedish knitting (the provinces of Värmland, Dalarna and Gästrikland).
Production
Probably from Rättvik of the province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia), made by 'professional' knitter
Collection
Accession Number
T.396&A-1920

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record createdMarch 12, 2003
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