Tapestry articles for your information about the wall tapestries sold at the Tapestry House. They include articles about the history of tapestries, tapestry art, Jacquard weaving, hsanging your tapestry, caring for tapestries, etc.
They are divided into three sections. Firstly, there is helpful information about our tapestries which you may wish to read prior to purchase. Then there is a wide range of general articles about tapestries. Lastly, there's a short section containing some specialised topics mostly of a historical nature. You may find our tapestry blog more interesting with its brief readable monthly posts.
Helpful Articles About Tapestries
- Wall tapestries: A popular choice for home décor
Why buy a tapestry? How wall tapestries make home décor more beautiful.
- The Tapestries We Sell
Information about our tapestries and wall hangings.
- Jacquard Weaving
The story behind the invention of the Jacquard loom and its impact upon tapestry weaving.
General Tapestry Articles
- William Morris Tapestries
William Morris tapestries: timeless and fresh. A background to Morris & Co.
- Tapestry - Welcome To The World Of Colour
- Tapestry - From Homer to Home Décor
Tapestries from Homer to the medieval unicorn tapestries to today.
- Tapestry Maps - The World At Your Fingertips
Tapestries featuring old world maps make for fascinating wall decor.
- Tapestry Art - Beautiful Baroque
Baroque tapestries include many splendid series of French chateaux masterpieces.
- Tapestry Art - Verdure Tapestries
A history of tapestry art and the emergence of verdure tapestries.
- Contemporary Fine Art Tapestries
Contemporary fine art tapestries and textile art.
- Medieval Tapestries
Medieval tapestries - a history starting with the Bayeux Tapestry.
- Religious Tapestries
The variety of religious tapestries, including versions of the Last Supper.
- Nautical Tapestries Maritime Art
- Sistine Chapel Tapestries
The Sistine Chapel Tapestries were produced from cartoons by Raphael.
- The Raphael Cartoons
A history of the Raphael Cartoons for the tapestries at the Sistine Chapel.
- World Map Tapestries
World map tapestries - selections from Ptolemy to Hondius for todays decor.
- The Unicorn Tapestries - Medieval Masterpieces
The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries are among the most significant medieval tapestries ever created.
- The Lady and the Unicorn - Exploring The Six Senses
The Lady and The Unicorn tapestries in the Cluny Museum explore the six senses.
- Tapestry Art and the Jacquard Loom
The history of the Jacquard Loom and the weaving of tapestries.
- Boucher Tapestry - In Pursuit of The Idyll
Francois Boucher tapestry art of the Louis XV period - Gobelins tapestries celebrating the sensual Rococco style.
Specialised Articles About Tapestries
- Tapestries: An Introduction
A somewhat academic look at the history of tapestries.
- Tapestry: The Origins
The Origins of Tapestries - the history and influences of the earliest tapestries of Western civilisation.
- Oriental Tapestries
The popularity of oriental tapestries such as the Elephant Tapestry.
- Renaissance Tapestries
- 14th Century Tapestries
14th century tapestries - the first part of an article about their historical context.
- 14th Century Tapestries, part two
14th century tapestries - part two of an article describing their history and variety within Europe.
- Floral Tapestry - Bringing Natural Beauty to your Home
Floral tapestries make a wonderful addition to any room - beautiful wall art.
- Flemish Tapestries
Flemish tapestry art - an historical background study.
- Flanders Tapestries
Flanders Tapestries - the historical development from art influences in Europe.
For specific wall tapestries information, please view the categories on the left.