Look at these lovely antique and marvelous embroidered ”dräktväskor”, belonging to the traditional ”folkdräkt” or ”daladräkt” in Dalarna. Folk costume bags made by women in Dalarna. These are from 1700-1900. I think they are amazing with there explosive use of colors and patterns and flowers!
Textiles have always fascinated me since I went to ”syjunta” as a child with my grandmother and her friends. Sewing and laughing and telling gossip… and making wonderful textiles that no one cares for anymore… Embroidered textiles are a good source of inspiration when wanting to look for a typical swedish style in the cultural history. Made by women of high craft skills and good sense of colour, design and traditions. Combined with a will to express there own feelings, taste and style. How does women express themself today? Like this, bloggin!
All photos are from Dalarnas Auktionsbyrå, a big auction house in Borlänge, Dalarna.