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Antique Flemish Verdure Tapestry, 17th Century

US$17,600
US$22,000 20% Off

About

Tapestries were used in the Middle Ages as much for the protection they gave against cold winds as for the decoration, covering openings and acting as canopies around beds. Kings and nobles would roll them up as they travelled from castle to castle. Production was centred around Paris until the Hundred Years War caused the weavers to flee north via Arrar to Flanders (now Belgium and Northern France). The weavers extracted the dyes, mostly from plants, in up to twelve colors, dyed the thread, and only then commenced weaving. Working with English or Picardy wool, Italian silk, and silver and gold thread from Cyprus, a skilled weaver took two months to complete just one square foot! These skills were often passed on from father to son. Measures: 9' x 11'.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Width: 108 in. (274.32 cm)Length: 132 in. (335.28 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Wool,Hand-Knotted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1650
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Norwalk, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 200111041stDibs: LU91496867643

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    Ships From: Norwalk, CT
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