• 9’W x 12’H Aubusson Tapestry 12980787
  • 9’W x 12’H Aubusson Tapestry 12980787

9’W x 12’H Aubusson Tapestry 12980787

US$14,040.00

Hand-woven French Gobelins Weave Louis XIV Armorial Coat of Arms Knight Armor Wool Aubusson Tapestry Wall Hanging

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This is a beautiful French Gobelins weave tapestry. Newly made reproduction using 100% New Zealand wool. Handcrafted exactly as it was centuries ago in France. It took months of hard work to finish. The original tapestry made in France, if you could find one in the market, sells over ten times more expensive. You may find the original tapestries in some museums. But they are rarely for sale.

This tapestry makes a great gift for your family or friend. You have to see it in person to appreciate its magnificence! You will not regret owning such a beautiful artwork. Decorate your house like the wealthy do. It makes an eye catching focal point & a great conversation piece.

 

History: The original tapestry was hand-woven by Manufacture Des Gobelins, a tapestry factory located in Paris, France, at 42 Avenue Des Gobelins, near the Les Gobelins Metro Station in the 13th Arrondissement. It Is probably most famous for being the supplier of the French Courts since the time of Louis XIV. In the fifteenth century a family of dyers established themselves on the banks of the Bievre River. In 1602 Henry Iv rented factory space to enable his tapestry makers to produce tapestries. It is now state owned and run by the French Ministry Of Culture. The original tapestry is currently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Thomas Emery, 1954 (54.149). This tapestry (referred to as an ‘armorial’ tapestry because it depicts a coat of arms) depicts many symbols associated with French King Louis XIV: fleur-de-lis, a sun, a crown, and the letter “L” with a crown.

 

Hand Woven Vs Machine Woven Tapestries: The hand-woven tapestries are woven by skilled artisans one at a time. They are hand-crafted of 100% wool, or wool and silk, and tend to have a wide range of colors. In addition, they have subtle variations of specific colors, giving the design great detail. Whenever you come across a hand woven tapestry, you will know right away. They have a completely different look and feel to them when compared to the ones made by machines. The biggest problem that people have with a machine woven tapestry is that they normally will look flat because of the way that the stitching is with these types. The biggest benefit to a machine woven tapestry is the fact that the distributor can make many more at a time. This means that there is more selection and more inventory that you will have to choose from. And you will more than likely not have to pay as much. However, you will be losing some of the beauty and detailed designs that you can expect from a hand woven tapestry. Many people preferred to have a tapestry that was hand woven. It basically comes down to what it is that you want. Chenille tapestries and jacquard-woven tapestries are machine woven. You may easily tell a hand woven tapestry from a machine woven tapestry by looking at the hand craftsmanship from the back of the tapestry. Compare them for yourself before deciding.

Additional information

Tapestry Collection

Size

9’W x 12’H (274cm x 365cm)

Age

Newly made

Condition

Never used

How Made

Hand-woven exactly as it was done centuries ago in France

Colors

Refer to images

Weave

French Gobelins flat weave

Thickness

1 mm

Pile Material

Wool

Foundation Material

Cotton

Lining

Not included

Origin

China

Item Location

Delivery

2-20 weeks

Custom Colors and Sizes

Contact us if you need a different color or a different size. We also work on provided designs or pictures

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