Tropical Wall Aubusson Tapestry with Cranes
Classical and luxurious, this hand woven Aubusson wall tapestry depicts a lush tropical rain forest with crane birds. Deep greens, golds and yellow, each tapestry is a unique piece and a work of true artisan skill.
Dimensions: 58" wide x 77" tall, includes backing and rod pocket
Weight: 8 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.