Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Kjolsäcken, Loose Pockets of Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden
The loose pocket is an important item of folk dress over much of Europe, and is especially decorative in Scandinavia. I found a number of sketches of pockets, kjolsäck, from Leksand on the website of the Nordiskmuseet, and I wish to share them here, along with a few photographs. These show a combination of applique and Leksand embroidery. First, the photos.
The following are sketches in the collection of the Nordiskmuseet of pockets from Leksand.
Such bags are used all over Scandinavia, and there are many local traditions as to their ornament.
Here is one example I found online. This photo shows a Leksand apron, but the bag is not. It is embroidered in the style of the parish of Floda, which lies just to the south. You can see that it is very different.
I hope that these will be useful to those who are interested in Swedish Costume.
Thank you for reading.
Posted by Roman K at 7:49 PM