The Iris Portiere tapestry is of a tranquil river setting, complete with flowers and foliage at the edge of a calm river. It is framed with leaves from a tree, similar to verdure style tapestries, and shows a detailed background lending it depth. It is from the vast tapestries collection at Wawel Castle, Krakow, Poland woven in Brussels 1550 to 1560. (We have numerous Wawel tapestries available).
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". Over time the style has developed into a more elaborate form and is now used in a variety of ways. This includes wall tapestries, where the portiere style is taken to mean any long narrow wall textile.
This detailed landscape transfers well to wall tapestries such as these Wawel tapestries with the warm, natural colours really coming alive particularly with the detailed foliage. This Belgian tapestry is lined and has a rod tunnel for ease of wall-hanging - we provide information about how to hang a tapestry with every order.
Here is the Iris Portiere tapestry hanging in a home in Denver, Colorado, acting as a portiere in the traditional manner, with the Riverside tapestry flanking the other side of the door.
- Product Code: s51
- Price and Details:
- Material: 73% cotton, 19% trevira, 8% mercurise Belgian tapestry.
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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 $60
- Over $2,500 cost is $80
Shipping tapestries to the rest of the world
Standard shipping to the rest of the world
- up to $150 shipping cost is $20
- $151 - $650 cost is $30
- $651 - $1,500 cost is $40
- Over $1,500 cost is $60
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