April 28, 2014
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“Heavenly beautiful” – called the exhibition of folk weavings from Skåne (Skania) in Ystad. I went there three times already, two of them to demo-weave at the “weaving cafe”, and it is still overwhelming , to think that this just a tip of an iceberg of all the textiles that where produced in ordinary homes in this area of Sweden in 17-19 centuries.
The museum building is an old Franciscan monastery from XII century.
The weaving cafe – the most luxurious weaving shed I have been to. I will be there again this weekend.
Some pictures from the exhibition, sorry for the quality, all the textiles lighted with special museum light,
wich is good for the cloth, but pictures need severe color correction, which they barely survive.
Blådrätter – dukagång, blue wool on white linen base:
reindeer is a popular motif in rölakan:
a photograph showing Skanian textile mounter at Baltic exhibition in 1914:
I have more pictures here.