This european tapestry is a wonderful drawing of an early everyday market and different trades people. It shows merchants selling their ware, kids picking berries, various characters at their best.
Tapestry is a form of weaving that produces a textile with clearly defined and detailed images and a principal means of creating pictures through weaving.
The tapestry technique is unique because the wefts (threads on bobbins) are woven between the fixed warp threads only as far as each color is required, instead of running all the way across the work from selvedge to selvedge.
Tapestry wall hangings are notable for their decorative appeal, strength, durability and versatility.
The art tapestry came from Ancient Egypt. The weaving principles were elaborated there. The earliest European tapestries were woven in German monasteries. The tapestries were used not only to decorate walls but also to keep heat upstairs.
In the medieval ages, the noble used tapestry to reinforce their status and extend their influence. The Burgundian dukes were the first to give tapestries the status of hard currency, using them as ransom after several disastrous battles. The tapestries became desirable luxuries and collectable object to be brought out and displayed on great occasions.
The art European tapestry reached its fullest flower in the second half of the 15th – 18th century in Paris, France at first, then in Brussels, Belgium and was widely spread though whole Europe finally. Kings and nobles took their wall tapestries on their travels from castle to castle for reasons of comfort and prestige.
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