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Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark
Dated 1697
Beiderwand woven panel of green wool and ivory linen with a religious pattern of "The Good Samaritan". Good condition with a number of holes om surface woven layer, one slice near lower left corner, and a few small areas of staining. 63" x 35". 'Beiderwand' is a German term for a compound weave structure which combines warp-faced plain weave with weft-face plain weave. These two constructions reverse themselves throughout the woven piece. Vertically running ribs are characteristic of this weave structure. This Beiderwand structure was first employed by weavers of Dutch, Huguenot, Danish and German descent.
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