Woven Textiles

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…