After different pomegranate representations and various butterfly pictures, I now focus on birds in Schwalm whitework.

Bird Motifs (1)

Bird motifs have a long tradition in Schwalm whitework.

The early bird motifs shown here are often depicted very abstractly; nevertheless quite different bird species are recognizable. The complexity of the interpretations is also variable. The pictures show embroidery worked between 1800 and 1900. The Satin stitch bird (fig. 1) probably originated before 1800.

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