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Floral Tablecloth, 57 x 122 inches
Ekelund Weavers Floral Tablecloth, 57 x 122 inches
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  • Brand: Ekelund Weavers
  • Item #: EK7608389936
  • Availability: Normally ships in 5-7 business days.
  • Dimensions: 57 in X 122 in (145 cm X 310 cm)
  • Material: 100% Organic Cotton
  • Gift Box: Free gift box available upon request.
  • Country: Made in Sweden
  • Our Floral Tablecloth, 57 x 122 inches is made in Sweden by Ekelund Weavers. These collections of textiles are some of the finest woven table and kitchen linens we've found and reflect the taste and style of the Scandinavian good life. Established 1692, the Ekelund's have been purveyors to The Royal Court of Sweden for over a century. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to offer these beautiful results of this traditional craft for you to use, cherish or share as you see fit. All articles are woven at the old family mill with natural materials that have been cultivated, harvested and selected with respect for the environment and recognized by the Swedish society for nature conservation. In addition, Ekelund Weavers is certified by GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard), the worlds leading processing standard for organic textiles.

    Tradition, like love, is passed on from generation to generation and founder Marta Ingemarsdotter's legacy lives on in these collections. Each and every woven article — from the oldest classic patterns to the newest and most colorful — is made in accordance with our family traditions, to be enjoyed in accordance with yours.
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    THE WORLD'S OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY OPERATIONAL TEXTILE MILL For 16 generations, and over 450 years, the family has worked using textiles. According to well documented research, we are probably the world's oldest family textile company. Börje, Larsson, the family's eldest known member, was born in 1540. The time was characterised by self-subsistence, and on the farms people wove the textiles they needed. The family's livelihood then developed from these skills. But it was not until some time into the next century, that one could discern the contours of what is now Linneväveriet in Horred and the Ekelund brand. ALL STARTED WITH A LAWSUIT. The family ancestor Ingemar Larsson, 1660-1740. The first information that we have about him is to be found in a court report where he is called a "capitalist" (private Banker) and is accused of illegal textile trading. He lent money to his neighbour and when the neighbour was not albe to repay the loan Ingemar was given textiles in lieu of payment. When he later sold these textiles he in fact committed the crime. He violated the ban on "landsköp" (countryside trading) according to SVEA RIKES LAG (the Law of the Swedish Realm) of 1416, 1546 and 1617. The ban on countryside trading meant that rights of tradign, apart from one's own farm produce, was reserved for the trades in the town of Borås. The court report shows that Ingemar was found guilty and had to pay a fine. THE FAMILY'S FIRST TEXTILE MEMBER. We do not know who or when. We know the names of another four generations before Ingemar. The first one was born in 1540, but we have been unable to document any activity in the textile sphere.Ingemar's daughter Marta was born in 1692 and we know that Ingemar ran a considerable textile business at that time. Textile activity has since been recorded in each subsequent generation, using sources such as estate inventories, court reports and parish registers. From the 1860's onwards we have been able to document the greater part of the company's activities in the form of copies of letters, cashbooks, pattern books and descriptions of work methods and tools. THE MOTHER OF INVENTION. Ingemar had problems running his business. The burghers in the recently built town of Borås, founded in 1622, accused him of countryside trading. It was then that Ingemar had his flash of genius. Instead of buying products from the local population in order to sell them to others after paying duty in Borås, Ingemar provided them with raw material which they then spun into yarn and wove into finished products according to instructions. the locals were paid for their work in coin of the realm and the goods could then be classified as if they had been made by Ingemar himself. This meant that he was free to sell the goods to other people. Ingemar's activity was later to be known as Factor system.
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