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Medieval Unicorn Tapestries

Flemish Tapestry Art

Flemish tapestry art - an historical background study of Flanders tapestries. Flemish tapestry art at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries meant primarily Brussels tapestry; the city had become...

The Elephant Tapestry

Oriental Tapestries

The popularity of oriental tapestries such as the Elephant Tapestry continues regardless of the fashions in interior decor. Since the cultures of the Eastern world were opened up to the West by...

Finished Grapes Harvest

14th century tapestries

14th century tapestries - the first part of an article about their historical context. There is a large gap in our knowledge of 14th century tapestries; we possess only examples from the last...

Renaissance Tapestries

Renaissance Tapestries

Renaissance tapestries or medieval tapestries? This can be a matter of terminology though it is more historical, with the medieval period generally pre-dating the Renaissance. Throughout this...

World Maps Tapestries

World Maps Tapestries

World maps tapestries - interesting tapestry wall decor that intrigues us We have an inbuilt curiosity in the world around us. This curiosity drove the first man to the ends of the world, a world...

Contemporary Fine Art Tapestries

Contemporary Fine Art tapestries

Contemporary fine art tapestries - wall tapestry designs benefit from modern yarns and dyes: in landscapes, town scenes, botanical watercolours and more... Since ancient times tapestries have been...

The Last Supper

Flanders Tapestries

Flanders Tapestries - their historical development from art influences in Europe. In the early 16th century in Brussels, an increasing number of tapestries were produced to satisfy the...

Lion and Unicorn Tapestries

Portiere Wall-Hangings

You may wonder "What is a portière?". Portiere wall-hangings are defined by Wikipedia as: "A portière is a hanging curtain placed over a door or over the doorless entrance to a...

Lebensbaum Tapestry

Tree of Life Tapestries - But Which One?

A variety of Tree of Life tapestries are on our website, mostly from William Morris or Gustav Klimt. Given this selection it is interesting to consider the background to this subject and why they...

Edward Burne-Jones Tapestries

Edward Burne-Jones Tapestries

Edward Burne-Jones tapestries are often viewed in the context of the collaborations he enjoyed with William Morris. They have so many connections in tapestries and in art generally. Their...