This medieval Vendanges tapestry is taken from the original called Les Vendanges (The Grape Harvest). Woven in the late 15th century it was designed to celebrate the annual wine harvest and we see the peasants gathering the grapes for use in wine making. Around the tapestry we also see the distinctive Mille Fleurs decoration typical of Medieval tapestries. During the Middle Ages tapestries were commissioned by the wealthy and tended to reflect dramatic themes and religious symbolism. More rarely work was commissioned to depict everyday scenes, like the piece above, offering a rare glimpse into life during medieval times. The original of this tapestry can be found in the wonderful Musee National du Moyen Age in Paris.
Grapes Harvest tapestries
Our selection of grapes harvest tapestries vary in subtle ways so do let us know if you need any clarifying information. This one is, of course, a vertical detail and has a grapes motif border added during the weaving. It is woven in France using a high quality combination of 50% wool and 50% cotton gving both richness and detail. The tapestry is lined and has a tunnel for ease of hanging. With every order we supply instructions about hanging tapestries.
This medieval Vendanges tapestry is taken from the original called Les Vendanges (The Grape Harvest). Woven in the late 15th century it was designed to celebrate the annual wine...MORE