Tapestry - SMC044
tapestry was a gift from the Hordaland Council, Norway, to
the people of Orkney. It was presented at the 850th anniversary
celebrations on the 19th of August 1987 by the King of Norway
to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The tapestry symbolises a sail, which carries a bond between
Orkney and Norway. The white represents the old communal history
while the black and violet weave pattern represents the ties
of friendship between Norway and Orkney.
The tapestry is based on fabrics which are often found in
old Norwegian churches.