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Most stenciled patterns in Sweden from the mid 1800s are to be found on walls. However they also painted on other objects such as furniture, roller blinds, ceilings, and floors. This pattern is inspired by a photograph of a decorated floor. It has received its name Tvarsfor (Contrary) because of the difficulty of establishing its origin. It has now been established that it is to be found at Backgarden in Alsen, Jamtland.
Farila is a village beautifully situated on the shore of the river Ljusnan in southern souther Halsingland, a region widely known for the world heritage appointed decorated great farmhouses. Fantastic large houses decorated top to bottom. But sometimes the more humble mountain farms, where the animals grazed during the summer, were also decorated. The origin of this pattern was found in one of these dwellings, Horrgards Fabod.
Contrary to Langlyckan's other products that are inspired by wallpaper-like stenciled paintings, this pattern is inspired by an actual wallpaper that was found behind a closet in Langlyckan's Hallway.
This pattern has strong connections to three prominent swedish Gustavs. The frame is inspired by wall decorations at Skogaholm Mansion that was decorated entirely in Gustavian style (Gustav III). The rose is inspired by a ceisling(?) rose painted by Gustaf Reuter in Bjuraker, Halsingland. And finally, when Skogaholms Mansion was moved to Skansen outdoor museum in Stockholm, King Gustaf the fifth Adolf was there to open it.
Byn is a combination of different sources of inspiration. The major part is a pattern found in Ojebyn (Oje village) outside Pitea, a town in northern Sweden. Other bits are inspired by patterns found around Jarvso, Halsingland, and stenciled decorations in general from the 1800s. It never ceases to amaze how many different results you can get from the same components. Just compare the pattern on this sleeve with the towel.
Leaves have always been popular in decorations. The leaves in this pattern are no exception. In the mid 1800s they were part of many patterns painted in grand manors across Sweden, sometimes along with other details. The star in Langlyckan's version is inspired by a stenciled wall in Farila, Halsingland.
TALLBERG BLOM 47X70CM:
Tallberg is a small village located in Dalecarlia in the municipality of Leksand with a breath taking view of Lake Siljan. All houses in this village are made of wood, either timber framed or log houses. The village only has some 200 residents but during peak season they get more than 250,000 visitors. This pattern is inspired by a stenciled wallpainting from the area.
In Halsingland, during the height of the great farmers era, they decorated just about everything in the house; walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, roller blinds, even baskets. Chip baskets with their flat surfaces, are especially suited for decorations. This pattern is typical of how a basket from Alfta might have looked.