Constellation and Folklore
This Cloth Stone is based on a constellation, Rangifer Tarandus, which no longer exists. Both of these names translated to "Reindeer" in Latin, and was created in 1736 in honor of an expedition to Lapland in Scandinavia.
Reindeer are famous for being the animals that pull the sleigh of Santa Claus, especially Rudolf (with whom the Saint of this cloth shares his name). One is also featured in the Hans Christan Andersen story "The Snow Queen", in which a reindeer helps bring the protagonist, Gerda, to Lapland, the kingdom of the Snow Queen, to save her best friend Kai.