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Lion’s Den 24: Looking at Gothic tapestries – A History

Weaving Pictures: A history of Medieval Tapestry Covering a brief discussion tapestry and how it is made. Examples of early looms, materials, and how tapestry was used in period are included. The journey starts in the Middle East with Coptic pieces and moves up into Europe. I discuss the possibility of how the crusades brought it north and how it grew in nunneries and churches. In its flowering tapestry became secular, created in huge workshops supported by the rich nobility of the time. War and politics effected the movement of weavers and the subject matter woven. Included are visual examples of many of the important examples, covering the main subjects and styles. We will end with what is seen as the fading of Gothic tapestry with the influence of the Renaissance.

This event is held and managed by Barony of Lions Gate, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is considered the official presence of this group here. Questions regarding its content should be directed to LionsGate.Seneschal@tirrigh.org or to socialmedia@antir.org. Any discrepancies between the electronic version or any information and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favour of the printed version.

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Apr 18 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 18 2021
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm