The pomegranate was an ancient symbol of the enticing joie de vivre in world culture; later it was also a sign of power and domination. In Schwalm whitework it was seen as a sign of fertility.

Old traditional – and in the next blog post, we will also see contemporary – embroidered pomegranate representations from the Schwalm can offer inspiration for different motif designs. The images also contain various examples of different embellishments using embroidery stitches or filling patterns.

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