Navigo Boat Bayeux - Tapestry (small)
Product Code: 16048
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A fine woven wall tapestry, reproduced from various scenes found on the Bayeux Tapestry. This scene shows William sailing from Saint Valery to Pevencey; the ships are tightly packed with men and horses. Original 11th century. The 230'x 20" of linen is made up of eight lengths. Embroidered in two-ply wool, using stem and outline stitch for contours. We can distinguish the eight colours used. Applied at random or to emphasize a dramatic effect. In fifty scenes it displays a wealth of subjects, 623 humans, 202 horses, 505 creatures, 37 buildings, 41 ships, 49 trees & nearly 2,000 letters. It includes hunting, ship building, navigation, cooking, battles and defence work. Many who had taken part in these events were still alive when it was made, so accurate depiction is likely. Recent analysis suggests that contrary to past belief that it was probably made at Canterbury, being one of Europe's leading embroidery schools.
Fabrics by their nature are flexible, during storage, humidity and temperature may occasionally affect their shape and also cause creasing. To help a tapestry hang better we recommend using a dry iron on a 'Cotton' setting. Lightly iron the tapestry from the centre towards the edges [on the face]. In very extreme cases the Tapestry can be stretched by pulling the panel gently by hand, diagonally.
Size: 44cm x 100cm
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