Vendanges tapestry

Vendange tapestry - medieval tapestries

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.

Medieval tapestries

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:

Vendanges tapestry wallhanging - Grapes Harvest

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:

Vendanges wall tapestry - with a dog

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Vendanges tapestry

ME027AL

$320.00

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...MORE

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