HERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY SWEDISH SKANE ROLAKAN FROM THE MID-1800s. THIS IS A HUGE, PAPER-THIN AND SUPERFINE TAPESTRY THAT WAS PROBABLY USED AS A WALL-HANGING OR A LARGE BED COVER.THE SIZE IS 77 X 133 INCHES -- 11FT LONG! THE WHITE BACKGROUND OF THIS WEAVING IS A CONTINUATION OF THE SAME TAPESTRY -- IT IS FOLDED OVER AND STITCHED TO THE FRONT SIDE... THIS MEANS THAT IT WAS MADE IN A SINGLE 25FT PANEL! THE FOUNDATION APPEARS TO BE RAW COTTON OR LINEN. THE FRONT SIDE IS WOOL (ON COTTON FOUNDATION) AND THERE ARE SHINY SILK ACCENTS ALL OVER IN THE GREENS AND YELLOWS. THIS IS A MUSEUM PIECE AND NEEDS TO BE WITH A CURATOR OR ADVANCED COLLECTOR. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE SOME OLD REPAIRS IN THE LOWER LEFT CORNER AND SOME THROUGHOUT. I WOULD RECOMMEND A CLEANING. Please check out my other items. For my latest finds in antique rugs and textiles! Textile Production is perhaps one of the most defining arts of civilization.
From objects of simple necessity to majestic luxury they are emblematic of the creative genius and technical mastery of the artistic traditions of the world. The item "IMPORTANT 1850 ANTIQUE SWEDISH SKANE ROLAKAN TAPESTRY - UNIQUE" is in sale since Tuesday, June 17, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Rugs & Carpets". The seller is "textilum" and is located in Memphis, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.