Traditional Aubusson Wall Tapestry in Seafoam Blue
While this tapestry is not necessarily an ocean theme, the beautiful light blue background definitely makes me think tropical. This handmade wool woven tapestry is a traditional European theme with peacocks, cherubs, fruit growing on a vine and so much more detail! This wall tapestry is large in size and enjoyment, and includes backing and rod pocket.
Dimensions: 56" wide x 74" tall
Weight: 9 lbs
A little history about Aubusson tapestry.
Aubusson is well known for its tapestry and carpets, which have been famous throughout the world since the 14th century. Its origins were born with the arrival of weavers from Flanders, who took refuge in Aubusson around 1580. There is a famous collection of Aubusson tapestries at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. The style of the tapestries produced has changed through the centuries, from scenes of green landscapes through to hunting scenes. In the 17th Century, the Aubusson and Felletin workshops were given "Royal Appointment" status. A downturn in fortunes came after the French revolution and the arrival of wallpaper. However, tapestry made something of a comeback during the 1930s, with artists such as Cocteau, Dufy, Dali, Braque, Calder and Picasso being invited to Aubusson to express themselves through the medium of wool. Aubusson tapestry still thrives today, preserving a range of traditional skills.