Lumbrein, 1st half of 18th century

This «Blätzliteppich» [patch tapestry] from the Val Lumnezia is made of linen fabric, onto which colourful wool and knitted patches were sewn. These may have been fabric scraps, for example from worn out clothes.

The bottom row most likely shows a representation of Adam and Eve, the second one Three Marys, with the Mother of God in their midst. The Christogram «IHS» is emblazoned above it, and in the top row a double-headed eagle can be seen.

The religious figures and symbols suggest that the wall hanging was used for Church festivities – conceivably in the context of the annual procession held in Lumbrein in October during the «Kirchweihfest» [festivities celebrating the anniversary of the church’s dedication].