Apocalypse Tapestry Summer - medieval wall hangings

Apocalypse Tapestry Summer

$190.00$310.00

Apocalypse Tapestry Summer is woven in two sizes: 27″x18″ US$190, 41″x27″ US$310

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Tapestry Description

Apocalypse Tapestry Summer

The Apocalypse Tapestry Summer shows one of several details from the Apocalyse Tapestry which make excellent groups or matching pairs of wallhangings. This famous medieval tapestry was woven between 1377 and 1382 for Louis I in 90 scenes, illustrating the story of the Apocalyse from the Book of Revelation. The story was divided into six parts, each 78 feet long and 20 feet high, woven in wool and silk. During the French Revolution the tapestries were cut up but portions of 71 of the 90 scenes were found in 1848 and were restored. These remaining 353 feet are the largest and oldest surviving medieval tapestries we can see today, displayed in their own gallery at the Chateau d’Angers.

Today we have available several sections of the Apocalyse Tapestry as well as this summer scene, all woven in France in 95% cotton and lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. Interestingly, these 14th century tapestries have quite a contemporary appearance.