Apocalypse Tapestry Fruit Tree - medieval tapestries

Apocalypse Tapestry Fruit Tree

$360.00

The Apocalypse Tapestry Fruit Tree is woven in one size: 47″x28″ US$360

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Tapestry Description

Apocalypse Tapestry Fruit Tree

The Apocalypse Tapestry Fruit Tree shows a fruit tree from the Apocalyse Tapestry (no surprise) but what is surprising are some of the statistics about this medieval tapestry. It was woven in 1377 to 1382 for Louis I in 90 scenes of 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 and are now displayed in a stunning gallery at the Chateau d’Angers in the Loire Valley.

Today we have several sections available, woven in France in 95% cotton. All are lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. They make excellent matching pairs or group settings. Interestingly, these 14th century tapestries have quite a contemporary appearance.