So I know I originally said “Scandinavian embroidery”, but there is so many beautiful things out there it seems like a shame to restrict one self.
This beautiful carp roundel was made somewhere between 1880-1920 as part of a wedding valance in the Yunnan province of China. It had four other roundel motifs on it which I might reconstruct as well.
Evidently, the carp lays quite a lot of eggs and are therefore a symbolism for fertility.
All the same, I’m quite happy with how it ended up and you can find it in my shop here