Tapestry is a hand-woven material with a ribbed surface created as the design is woven, the combinations of threads forming a picture, weaving the story of life
The Metropolitan Museum New York has conserved six precious classical Persian Carpets, which will go on display on March 2, 2017, for the first time in decades
Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry will provide a reassessment of the artist’s contribution to an ever evolving Northern Renaissance
The Lady and the Unicorn medieval ‘Millefleurs’ Style Tapestries represent the important human senses; sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as well as desire!
Three mid-17th century Dutch paintings will go on view with three real rugs from the same period corresponding to rugs in paintings Mar 11 – June 29 The Met, NY
Carpets underfoot include urban tribal & village woven rugs all with extensive historical ethic & cultural traditions relating to their design manufacture & use
Wolsey, Henry VIII’s cardinal was offered Turkey rugs in 1540 by the Venetian ambassador and was bowled over by their magnificence, lavishly decorating his home
Today contemporary artists using age old basket weaving techniques express their reverence for ancient craftsmen and women, whose innovation inspires their work
Raphael’s Cartoons for tapestries for the Sistine Chapel were transported to Brussels to Pietr Van Aelst’s studio in Brussels where they were used by weavers.
Woven textiles were a measure for the status and wealth of a society from ancient times. At Arras in France, an important garrison town for the Roman Empire the entire population converted to Christianity in the fourth century. It became a centre for the wool industry and its wealth grew…