Vintage Swedish Tapestry 48283
A pictorial tapestry, this handsome example depicts a beautifully detailed scene in a village, full of locals going about their daily lives.
Vintage Swedish Tapestry, Origin: Scandinavia, Circa: Mid-Twentieth Century – Here is a beautifully woven and highly imaginative vintage tapestry – a vintage Swedish tapestry that was woven in Scandinavia during the middle years of the twentieth century. A pictorial tapestry, this handsome example depicts a beautifully detailed scene in a village, full of locals going about their daily lives. The scene is beautifully composed: a rushing river and waterfall bisects the tapestry vertically, while a series of hills and mountains along at the horizontal give the piece a rich sense of depth. The human figures that populate the piece include an aged couple by the water’s edge, a bathing figure in the river, an accordion player, and a mother with a young child. Everything is highly stylized, with dark outlines around the people making them more prominent; the pallet is subdued and thoughtful, giving the piece a sort of autumnal, introspective quality despite its vivacity. An exciting and attractive piece, this Swedish tapestry is a truly lovely example.