The Vendange tapestry is inspired by the original Vendanges wall hanging that was woven in Flanders around 1500 and is currently on display at the Cluny Museum in France. It is typical of the noble daily life theme found in the tapestries of the 15th century. The Lord and Lady are shown overseeing the grape harvest and the pressing of the grapes. Everyone, including the servants, wears the finest clothing and jewellery! This scene represents the two techniques of pressing known in the Middle Ages: pressing with the foot, where the peasant tramples the grain to crush it (a technique used for the not very important vines), and the press with screw which the peasants turn with a stick to crush the bunches and to extract the juice from them. The liquid is then collected in wooden barrels to be preserved.
The tapestry is set against a "mille fleurs" (thousand flowers) background, a popular design feature in many medieval tapestries. This high quality tapestry is woven in France by a long-established weaver in wool and cotton resulting in full depth and also fine detailing, It is lined and has a tunnel for ease of hanging - with each order we supply tapestry hanging information.
Here is this Grapes Harvest wall-hanging in a home in Maine:
Below it is a (slightly fuzzy but charming) photo of the Vendange tapestry hanging in a bedroom in Ottawa enjoyed by the owner's dog:
- Product Code: m129
- Price and Details:
- Material: A fine wool and cotton tapestry woven in France.
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Tapestry Shipping costs
We ship worldwide. You have two shipping options, standard or express.
Shipping tapestries to USA and Canada.
Standard shipping is FREE to USA and Canada.
Express shipping to Canada and USA.
- up to $150 express shipping cost is $15
- $151 - $350 cost is $20
- $351 - $650 cost is $25
- $651 - $1,000 cost is $30
- $1,001 - $1,500 cost is $35
- $1,501 - $2,500 cost is $80 (courier)
- Over $2,500 cost is $100 (courier)
Shipping tapestries to the rest of the world
Standard shipping to the rest of the world
- up to $150 shipping cost is $19
- $151 - $1,500 cost is $29
- Over $1,500 cost is $95 (courier)
Express shipping to the rest of the world - please ask us for a quote since the cost varies depending on the weight and value of your tapestry order and your location.
Approximate tapestry delivery times
Standard: 2-14 days
Express: 1-7 days
Standard: 4-8 weeks
Express: 1-3 weeks
Rest of the World
Standard: 6-10 weeks
Express: 2-4 weeks