Night Roses

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This tapestry was inspired by dark red roses growing in the artist’s garden. She has sought to create a tapestry where is a sense of the three-dimensional, by featuring the roses floating over a weave. The artist uses only wool from the old Norwegian sheep breed, spelsau, in her work. Spelsau wool has long glossy fibres, which acquire a metallic sheen once spun. This type of wool was used in old Norwegian tapestries and in the sails of Viking ships.

The Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh

Title

Night Roses

Date

2002

Medium

woven tapestry with spelsau wool

Measurements

H 239 x W 214 cm

Accession number

2004.071

Acquisition method

gift from the Storting, the Norwegian Parliament

Work type

Textile art

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