tisdag 18 februari 2014

Strålknippen

Only five weeks left of my research project about Sofia Widén's printed fabrics, so I spend most of my days either at the library in Stockholm or in the archives at Alice Lund Textilier in Borlänge. It has been very interesting to learn more about Widéns printed fabrics from 1950s. One pattern is a bit special compared to the others. It is designed to be a chasuble (mässhake in Swedish). The use of printed fabrics in church textiles actually has a long history, there are examples from the Middle Ages, however the custom has almost disappeared. This example by Sofia Widén was made for an exhibition at Röhsska Museet 1952 and other than that there are no records of its whereabouts in the archives. In the archives there is other information though - a photograph, samples of the fabric (it was printed in green on linnen) and the sketch. The chasuble is called "Strålknippen" ("ray beams") and the pattern really is beaming out from the middle of the cross. I wonder where the chasuble is today?

Printed chasuble "Strålknippen" by Sofia Widén 1952
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Sketch of printed chasuble "Strålknippen" by Sofia Widén 1952
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Fabric samples of printed chasuble "Strålknippen" by Sofia Widén 1952
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

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