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  • Place of origin:

    Sweden (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven linen on linen, extra-weft patterning, hand stitching

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen, extra-weft pattering called 'upphämta' in pale blue and red with fringe one end. The patterning is in horizontal stripes, wide and narrow, with diaper and geometric patterns. Cross-stitch embroidered initial 'D' centre of panel.

Place of Origin

Sweden (made)


early 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven linen on linen, extra-weft patterning, hand stitching

Marks and inscriptions

'Hängkläde 74/2489
'Hanging cloth 74/2489
6.50 SEK'
Label; Swedish; Probably dealer's identification number and price in Swedish kroner; Label attached to object


Width: 54.4 cm, Length: 133.5 cm excluding fringe

Historical context note

Hanging cloths and wall runners, such as this example, belonged to the textile decoration of ceiling and walls of the house in south of Sweden. The specific technique called 'upphämta' is focussed to the area of the so-called Southern Götaland house type in Scania, Blekinge, Halland, southwestern Småland and Västergötland.

Descriptive line

Linen with extra weft patterning, Sweden, early 19th century

Production Note

Made by peasants, most likely from the southern province of Blekinge




Hand weaving; Hand sewing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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