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Antique French Tapestry Area Rug

$76,000
$130,00041% Off

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Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each colored weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colors worked over portions of the warp to form the design. Most weavers use a natural warp thread, such as wool, linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives. The success of decorative tapestry can be partially explained by its portability (Le Corbusier once called tapestries "nomadic murals").Kings and noblemen could roll up and transport tapestries from one residence to another. In churches, they were displayed on special occasions. Tapestries were also draped on the walls of castles for insulation during winter, as well as for decorative display. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a rich tapestry panel woven with symbolic emblems, mottoes, or coats of arms called a baldachin, canopy of state or cloth of state was hung behind and over a throne as a symbol of authority. The seat under such a canopy of state would normally be raised on a dais. The iconography of most Western tapestries goes back to written sources, the Bible and Ovid's Metamorphoses being two popular choices. Apart from the religious and mythological images, hunting scenes are the subject of many tapestries produced for indoor decoration.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 136.8 in (347.48 cm)Width: 104.4 in (265.18 cm)Depth: 0.01 in (0.26 cm)
  • Style
    Other (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cotton,Silk,Wool,Hand-Knotted
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Chevy Chase, MD
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SKU- 51358- Size 8'7" x 11'4"1stDibs: LU4732116579872

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    Ships From: Chevy Chase, MD
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