In previous centuries the crosses formed in boundweave patterns had more direct and religious meaning to weavers and users of textiles.  Most contemporary weavers use the geometric patterns created by the weave structure as design elements rather than protective symbols.

One weaving in the show does use crosses as intentional symbols – as grave markers in a cemetery.  Nancy Ellison’s “Pasture by the Cemetery” includes krokbragd  crosses, charming black sheep and white sheep, fences, ladies,  farmers, and dark-suited pastors with hats.

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