Narrating a absorbing story, the aubusson tapestries are often defined as ornamental piece of cloth intricately woven with threads of silk, cotton, wool and also the more expensive gold and silver. The moment we see these magnificently decorated and very uncommon designs we have many romantic images flooding our mind. Though both the carpet and the tapestry are woven, there are big differences in the manner. The beautiful drawings of the aubusson tapestries are got from all cultures all over the world and the resultant is the unique textile art form.
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Material: 100% NewZealand Wool
Pile: Handwoven flat pile
Kpsi: 100 knots per square inch
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The influential homes of the kings and queens, churches and cathedrals and not to mention the rich lords were beautifully decorated with the aubusson tapestries as that was the main purpose it served. Being associated with the higher stratum of the society aubusson tapestries was considered a luxury and lavish item. An exquisite piece of art work frozen in time, the aubusson tapestries are woven by efficient artisans and craftsman depicting lovely and important pieces of history and narrating a charming story.
How the original aubusson tapestries were woven remains an enigma and many hypotheses have been set up regarding it, though none seems satisfying! The basic intention and function of the aubusson tapestries were to adorn the house of the Lord and were often believed to be woven in the private surroundings of the monasteries. The universal language of art is understood by all and thus where the aubusson tapestries originated are not much relevant.They were used differently, serving different purposes from providing insulation in the winters to cover doorways and to provide privacy in bedrooms.
Since aubusson tapestries were associated with aristocracy, they were often patronized by kings and nobles and the support of King Charles V and his three brothers deserve special mention as it was under them some of the most beautiful renaissance aubusson tapestries were produced of which the most famous was the Apocalypse Aubusson tapestries, ‘Tapisseries de l’Apocalypse The most common subject matters in the earlier aubusson tapestries were the Biblical stories and the historical happenings, though a wide variations were always found. Ancient ruins, castles, forests scenes and sculpted archways along with scenery and lovely landscapes were the preferred choices.
For a skilled worker, the theme may be both contemporary and traditional but with his efficiency he can liven up the aubusson tapestries with his unique abilities to works with his imagination and imparting depth and richness to the creation.The aubusson tapestries have made a steady headway into the common homes and are not limited to the kings and nobles and you can put up on in your sitting room over the fireplace to add richness and enjoy it sipping coffee.