The Timberland portiere tapestry is of an elaborate woodland setting in summer from the Jagiellonian tapestries at Wawel Castle, Poland. The foreground is dominated by three trees in the full bloom of the season, complimented by surrounding foliage. The darker background helps create depth and helps the detail of the foreground, especially the leaves and branches, reach out. The piece is framed with a traditional border that adds elegance. This Belgian landscape tapestry is fully lined and has a rod pocket - we provide tapestry hanging information with each order. It matches the Woodland Portiere, thus creating a dramatic pair of matching tapestries. (On the Woodland page you can view a good close-up detail.)
The portiere style originated as a type of textile to hang over a doorway. It originated from Eastern countries and, although it's not known when it was introduced into Europe, it is believed to be at least 1500 years ago. The label "portiere" is a truncation of rideau de porte, French for "door curtain".
Here are the Timberland tapestry and Woodland tapestry hanging in a home in Washington State:
The Timberland portiere tapestry is of an elaborate woodland setting in summer from the Jagiellonian tapestries at Wawel Castle, Poland. The foreground is dominated by three trees...MORE