Apocalypse Tapestry Fire - medieval wall hangings

Apocalypse Tapestry Fire

$190.00$310.00

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

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Tapestry Description

Apocalypse Tapestry Fire

The Apocalypse Tapestry Fire is one of several tapestries from the Apocalyse Tapestry which make excellent groups or matching pairs of medieval wall hangings. This famous wool and cotton tapestry was woven by Nicolas Bataille between 1377 and 1382 for Louis I in 90 scenes, showing 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. 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 oldest surviving medieval tapestries we can see today, displayed in their own gallery at the Chateau d’Angers.

Today we have several sections of the Apocalyse Tapestry available as well as this fire scene. All are 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.