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Swedish Cushion Cover 'Agedyna' Southern Skane, Early 19th Century


Swedish cushion cover, Probably Jerrestads district, Southern Skane, Early-mid 19th century. The cushion cover (Agedyna), with bands of traditional design motifs is probably from the Jerrestad district of Southern Sweden. Akdyna (Agedyna) is the designation of a cushion cover for use on the horse-wagon while transporting people at solemnities. For example when going to church on Sunday. It is a weft-float brocading in wool on linen known as Röllakan technique. Dimensions: 70 1/2 inches x 20 inches. Reference: For related examples see Willborg, Peter, Skansk Allmogevavnad, 1700-1850, Stockholm, 1989 pl. 36a and pl. 42.


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    Early 19th Century
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    H .1 in. x W 70.5 in. x D 20 in.

    H 2.54 mm x W 179.07 cm x D 50.8 cm

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    Maryknoll, NY
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