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September tablecloths at the castle | Frederiksborg Castle

See the artistic September tablecloths at Frederiksborg Castle and be brought back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Experience historical tablecloths

In September, at the 'National History Museum at Frederiksborg Castle, you can experience noble needlework from the 16th and 17th centuries. To protect the tablecloths' well-preserved and colourful patterns, they are exhibited only once a year.

Patient work back in time

At court and in the manors, embroidering decorative tablecloths was part of the ladies' and missed chores. Hundreds of hours have been put into the patient handwork. The embroideries testify to accuracy, artistic talent, and a keen eye for the small details. Flowers, fruits, and animals are common motifs, and even scenes and figures from the stories of the Bible and ancient mythology are also reproduced. Decorations with family insignia and shields marked the family's status in question.

Tablecloths were used for different purposes back in time.

Other displayed tablecloths are tapestry woven in Dutch workshops, from where they have been exported to Denmark. The expensive tablecloths primarily functioned as decoration and a status symbol. On festive and festive occasions, they have placed them on tables and used them as table tops or wall decorations. The displayed tablecloths are artistic and technical masterpieces in an international context.

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