Weaving

Tapestry by van Aelst, Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels), ca. 1548. Story of Creation: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail). Woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer (Netherlandish, active 1540–56) and Frans Ghieteels (Netherlandish, active ca. 1545–after 1581), by 1551. wool, silk and gilt metallic thread

Tapestry: Thousands of Threads Weaving the Story of Life

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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

Tapestry by van Aelst, Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels), ca. 1548. Story of Creation: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail). Woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer (Netherlandish, active 1540–56) and Frans Ghieteels (Netherlandish, active ca. 1545–after 1581), by 1551. wool, silk and gilt metallic thread

Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst & Renaissance Tapestry

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Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry will provide a reassessment of the artist’s contribution to an ever evolving Northern Renaissance

Lady-&-Unicorn-Desire

The Lady and The Unicorn and ‘Millefleurs’ Style Tapestries

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The Lady and the Unicorn medieval ‘Millefleurs’ Style Tapestries represent the important human senses; sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as well as desire!

Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West – The Met, NY

Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West – The Met, NY

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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

Carpet Beauvais Manufactory (founded 1664) French, unkown weaver, wool and silk c1690 - 1720

Carpets East to West – Woven Comfort from Moors to Morris

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Carpets underfoot include urban tribal & village woven rugs all with extensive historical ethic & cultural traditions relating to their design manufacture & use

Traders-of-the-Silk-Road

Carpets East to West – Woven Comfort from Caves to Kashmir

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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

Fate and Destiny

Fate and Destiny

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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…