Pressing the Grapes tapestry

$860.00

The Pressing the Grapes tapestry is woven in one size: 78″x59″ US$860

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Tapestry Description

Pressing the Grapes tapestry

Cluny Museum tapestries

The Pressing the Grapes tapestry is the left side of the Vintage tapestry, also called the Vendange tapestry, woven in Flanders in about 1500. It is now exhibited at the Musée National du Moyen Age, in the celebrated Cluny Museum tapestries collection in Paris. This Vintage tapestry shows the two methods of pressing used in medieval times – pressing grapes by foot, and pressing with the screw to crush the bunches of grapes to extract the juice. This is collected in wooden barrels.

The Pressing the Grapes tapestry is a high quality wool and cotton weave showing the slightly faded appearance of the original. The wool gives depth and the cotton results in fine detailing. It is lined and has a rod pocket for easy hanging. This makes a superb pair of matching medieval tapestries when hung alongside the Grapes Harvest tapestry. Please note that it is non-returnable.