A tapestry is a beautiful form of textile art which is hand woven. This brilliant piece of artwork has all wrapped thread hidden. Each colour is interlinked and weft back and forth in its own tiny pattern. Tapestry is made using natural warp thread like pure wool, linen or cotton. Sometimes it may also include silk, gold, and silver.
Tapestry has a close connection to painting and is done in big scale. In fact, best Tapestries were created by renowned painters and artists.
History of tapestries
The Tapestries are alluring wall-hanging which enhances the overall beauty and interior of your home. The history says tapestries came into existence from the ancient Egyptians. It has been known for more than 100 years and it is said that ancient Egyptians and the Incas buried their dead loved family members in tapestry woven clothing.
In fact, the big civic building of the Greek Empire had walls decorated with tapestries. The French medieval weavers brought the craft of tapestries on large scale. During the middle ages, Tapestries became status symbols and was used in insulation for castle walls, covering tiny openings and giving privacy around beds.
Moreover, Kings and nobles choose to carry Tapestries during travels from one castle to another as a form of prestige. After King’s battle Tapestries changes hands and was with the one who got the victory. Tapestries were used to add more beauty to the victor’s door and window openings, it was used in all size and some Tapestries were cut up and joined too while using as a hanging to cover doors/windows
Lady with the Unicorn tapestries was created back in the 15th century in the Loire valley, more than 5,000 people were employed in medieval tapestry weaving and this piece of work remains immortal. The tapestry weavers passed their skills from one generation to another. A team of skilled father and son duo can weave 1 single square foot of tapestry in 30-35 days.
The Tapestries are made using pliable fibre and can be quickly rolled up and carried as compared to the traditional framed paintings. Every tapestry contains soothing colour, the medieval weavers extracted their dyes from plants and insects. They have more or less – different colours. Like the red shade came from madder, poppies or pomegranates, for blue they used woad. The weavers used their imagination and sometimes senses of humour to turn it into beautiful wall decors.
Creative uses of Tapestry
- Home Decoration
People love to decorate their home and offices with wall tapestries hanging.
The alluring Tapestries can be used as a decorative cover for the bed, chair, and sofa. In fact, you can show some creativity and use it as a tablecloth.
- Room Curtains
The Tapestries can be converted into beautiful room curtains. You can also use it as a sliding curtain next to the windows, add some sturdy curtains rings to it and attach them on the top of Tapestry.
- Meditation wall hangings
The overall benefits of meditation are immense, meditation reenergize your body and soul. Use Spiritual tapestries for your meditation room, it will give you much-needed calmness entire day.
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