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Pair of gloves

Pair of gloves

  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    Middle 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather embroidered with silk and metal spangles

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Yellow leather, embroidered in satin, italian cross and stem stitch with coloured silks and metal spangles. Upon the backs are hearts surrounded by curved stems bearing leaves, flowers and berries, floral ornament on the fingers. On the inner portions are detached plants and stars. The colours are red, green and shades of blue. On proper left glove, the light blue been replaced with green in few places - like the maker run out of the light blue silk thread.

Place of Origin

Sweden (made)


Middle 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Leather embroidered with silk and metal spangles

Object history note

A label was attached to the gloves when acquired: 'Brudgumshandskar från Malung, Kr. 5-' (Wedding gloves for groom from Malung, 5 SEK)

Historical context note

Embroidered leather gloves were constant presented as wedding gifts in pre-mid-19th century Sweden, both bride and groom. Gloves were luxury items.

Descriptive line

Male wedding gloves, silk embroidered leather, Malung, Dalarna, mid-19th century

Production Note

Made by local glover, possible in the parish of Malung of the province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia)


Leather; Silk; Spangle




Textiles and Fashion Collection

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