Reproductions of these famous works are proving very popular with modern audiences. With an feinan ever growing range of options for shoppers the choice has never been better.
tapestries and wall hangings have enjoyed a rise in interest, with many
people looking beyond traditional options for wall decor. More
importantly for the first time we see tapestry wall hangings widely
appreciated as works of art, rather than just practical pieces of home
Now, despite their ancient origins, many people are
again looking towards historical tapestries and wall hangings as an
answer to their modern home decor aspirations. The tactile nature of
tapestries, combined with their rich history, has made them once again a
choice for the well-informed home improver.
From the vivid
colors of Medieval tapestries, to the exoticism of Eastern schools of
weaving, traditional tapestry designs often surprise modern art lovers
with their attention to detail, their ability to capture emotion and
their exploration of timeless themes such as love and romance. In
particular the Middle Ages took wall tapestries from the domain of
practical decor into the realms of art. The range of designs and themes
is vast and include subject matter as diverse as the rise and fall of
nations, the importance of art movements at different times, and the
prominence of individual artists and groups.
The main appeal
of these impressive works is their connection with history. The very
best of these capture the drama and virtuosity of historical art,
perfectly blending it with modern weaving methods. In a world driven by
mass production art and home decor enthusiasts are drawn to the
uniqueness of wall tapestries as an antidote to the monotony of many
other dcor options. Given the historical importance of these works of
art some of the current productions available are fastidious copies of
the originals. The end result is often very faithful to the original
artists' vision, with all the durability and appeal of modern fabrics.
This combination of artistic excellence and history writ large is
proving irresistible to many art lovers who yearn for more depth in
their home decor choices. Most appealing is that each has its own claim
to history. Every tapestry, because of the individuality of the weaving
process, is a unique work hanyang of art unlike any other.
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