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Royal Windsor Tapestry

The resurgence of the Arts and Crafts Movement and the designs by William Morris during the late Victorian period saw an interest re emerge in tapestry and their designs. With most of the European ..
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Tapestry Wall Art For Perfect Home Decor

The luxuriousness of tapestries enhances any type of home décor, instantly transforming a plain wall into a doorway. Through it you can see back into time, into the fantasies of others long ..
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Tapestry Reproductions - History in Your Home

Art has often been considered the finishing touch to any home. Tapestries are often overlooked, however; many people don’t mentally classify them as art and fail to take advantage of this easy ..
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Tapestries for All - the Jacquard Loom

Once upon a time only kings and emperors could afford fine woven hangings for their walls. They employed staffs of skilled weavers to commemorate battles and weddings in meticulous detail. These ..
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Tapestries: Decorating with Chenille

Chenille is a form of weaving that results in one of the softest textures of all. Tapestries made from chenille require delicate handling, but are tactilely interesting and more touchable than any ..
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Tapestries - Warmth and Beauty Combined

Tapestries have been around for centuries; they’ve been used as shrouds, blankets, bed curtains, robes and upholstery. Their biggest value, however, may have always come from simply hanging on ..
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Tapestries – Wall to Wall Décor in One Step

The use of tapestries in American interior design was the height of fashion in the late 1800’s. They represented elegance, and the new wealthy American aristocracy mimicked European styles that .
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Tapestries - The Perfect Gift for a Lady

When it comes to gifts of love, some will insist on diamonds. Your florist would prefer you send her flowers. Hallmark wants you to give her a singing card. All those gifts are fine, but maybe you ..
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Tapestries - the Medieval Times Herald?

The Middle Ages featured a class distinction more clear cut than any before or since. From the throne of the absolute monarch down to the lowliest serf, each level had distinct advantages and ..
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Tapestries - From the Old World to the New

Europe has been a major source of tapestry art since the Middle Ages, when these decorative wall hangings served as a pictorial history of the times. When the Americas began to be settled by ..
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The Quaker Tapestries - An Inspired Creation

For centuries faith and spirituality has inspired art and the development of tapestry. The Quaker tapestry is a twentieth century creation, and originally an idea by Anne Wynne-Wilson after studying ..
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Tapestry Designs: Legends & Mythology

Legends and mythology form the backdrop to cultures, literature and traditions in the world today and have been a popular theme in tapestry design. Mythology may appear as an illustration of the ..
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William Morris Tapestries - The Merton Abbey Workshop

Merton Abbey became the powerhouse of creativity in William Morris designs, and at a time when Morris designs were at the peak of their popularity. The design workshop had originally been ..
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Medieval Tapestry Designs

The Medieval period of history saw the blossoming of tapestry design into maturity. The Dark Ages was characterised by simple designs of animals and birds, whereas the Middle Ages saw real art, ..
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Tapestry in Literature and Creative Writing

The combination of the decorative arts with literature and creative writing has led to many classical stories and novels themed around a painting or artefact. Others have used tapestry as metaphor to .
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Using Tapestry to Help Sell Your House

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries people used tapestries to decorate their home and simply rolled them up to move house. With a challenging property market in Britain and the USA ..
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William Morris and the Holy Grail Tapestries

One of the most significant tapestries woven in the nineteenth century are those of the Holy Grail Series by William Morris. Originally commissioned by an Australian mining engineer, William Knox ..
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The Renaissance of the Tapestry World- The Flemish Influence

Some of the most exquisite and detailed tapestries in the world came from Flanders which is now Belgium. During the Dark Ages tapestry was mainly woven in monasteries, however the growth of skilled ..
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Tapestry - The Glory and Magnificence of Aubusson

Situated in the Limousin region of France on the banks of the River Creuse, the Aubusson Tapestry Works are some of the best of their kind in the world. The factory originated in the fourteenth ..
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American Tapestries - The Western Frontier

Tapestries with a distinct Western theme make a log cabin or old style ranch house simply vibrate with authenticity. Using western themed tapestries as wall hangings in your home can bring a touch of .
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