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Free Virtual Lecture by Wendel Swan: Early Swedish Folk Weavings

Red Flower Weaving
1:00 – 2:00 pm [EST]

Join us for this free virtual lecture on May 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CET

Wendel Swan, who has loaned 54 rare and exemplary textiles for the current exhibition Swedish Folk Weavings for Marriage, Carriage, and Home, will discuss the historical background of Scandinavian weavings since the Viking era and, with numerous illustrations, the enormous diversity and aesthetic merit of design elements, color and weaving techniques of Swedish textiles that were produced for personal household use in relatively small Scania.

Registration is required but the lecture is free.