Author: Topelius, Ann-Sofi, ed
Year Published: 1990
No. of pages: 64
Illustrations: 44 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2?sq
An integral part of the elegant dinner parties held in the pavilions of the 16th to 18th centuries, the refined quality of the damask reminded guests of the elegance of the occasion. The depictions of nature, clean and calm, woven into discrete patterns on rich fabric, transformed the dinner experience into a stylish and sumptuous one. In Sweden, the tradition of woven damask linens benefits from the meticulous, talented weaving techniques from the East in combination with the natural linen fibers and the nature scenes characteristic of Scandinavia. This beautiful book explores the history of the damask with illustrations of the glorious dinner parties, while also presenting a collection of Swedish damask linens.