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Double woven wall hanging. Bohuslän fishing village. Blue and ecru, 17 x 38 inches. Vintage. Handmade in Sweden. Tapestry

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This vintage wall hanging is made in double weaving (in Swedish called Finnväv).
It depicts a fishing village in Bohuslän. (More the essense of Bohuslän than an actuall village.)

As it's double woven it has two intwined fabrics - one ecru and one blue (several blue shades) - and the back of the hanging has the opposite colors as the front (as shown in the last photo).
It's an old traditional technique, but in a modern design (though 30 years old...) It's signed "MB 1990".

The material is wool for both the ecru and the blue parts, but with small additions of linen in the ecru parts to make shades in the water.
The hanging is mounted with a wood slat in each top and botton hem for stability. On the back of the top hem is a loop of wire for hanging.
Everything is in excellent condition. No stains or fading.

Size: 17" x 38" (42 x 95 cm)

Bohuslän is a region on the west coast of Sweden (north of Gothernburg, south of the Norwegian boarder). It has an archipelago and traditionally the people living there were fishermen. There are many small villages along the coast with houses clinging to the cliffs and fishing huts down by the shore. The famous Swedish troubadour and composer Evert Taube was born and raised in one of those villages (Smögen).

Comment: I showed this hanging to my mother who has practised this weaving technique occasionally. She was utterly impressed! And I saw in her eyes that she started to calculate how many weeks it must have taken to weave. According to her 145 $ is a bargain for this type of master piece.

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Double woven wall hanging. Bohuslän fishing village. Blue and ecru, 17 x 38 inches. Vintage. Handmade in Sweden. Tapestry

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: wool, linen, double woven, finnvav, blue, ecru, tapestry, flax
  • Ships worldwide from Sweden
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people