The Bayeux Banquet


The Bayeux Banquet is woven in two sizes:  27″x63″ and 36″x86″ . See tapestry description below.

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Tapestry Description

The Bayeux Banquet

Duke William

The Bayeux Banquet tapestry shows Duke William and his lords enjoying a banquet before the Battle of Hastings. It is from the famous embroidery showing the history of the Norman invasion of Saxon England from the death of King Edward the Confessor through William the Conqueror’s invasion to the decisive Battle of Hastings in 1066. Today it is displayed at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux in Bayeux, Normandy.

This medieval wall tapestry is woven in Belgium today in a 72% cotton, 19% trevira and 9% wool weave which gives full and depth with good detailing. It is fully lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging – we provide tapestry hanging information with each order. A longer tapestry of the fuller banquet scene is also available.

Duke William - medieval wall tapestry

This detail shows Odo Bishop of Bayeux giving a benediction at the banquet table (he was Duke William’s half-brother):

Odo Bishop of Bayeux saying grace - tapestry detail

Our Bayeux Tapestry selection is woven by four different weavers in France and Belgium. These are Belgian tapestries from one company there which all have the same yarns and colour tones – this list can be handy when hanging Bayeux tapestries together so that they match.