During the 18th century, Swedish wallpaper art was characterized by the Rococo and Gustavian style. When the Swedish East India Company was established in 1731, patterns and products from the Orient also became available in Sweden. This wallpaper comes from Stola Manor, which is one of Sweden’s best preserved Carolinian buildings. The pattern has a Chinese origin with influences from contemporary Europe. The small blue-and-white butterflies are a clear message from China while the flowers have been inspired by the Swedish flora.