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Synonyms for tapestry

something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designs

a heavy textile with a woven design


a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs


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The tapestries exhibit will be on display through Jan.
Prior information notice without call for competition: Preserving / restoring historic tapestries from the collection of decorative arts in prague.
Issued in concordance with the Getty Center's Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV Exhibit, "Therese Makes a Tapestry" is a fascinating fictional juvenile biography of a young girl who is a gifted weaver of a secret tapestry she creates as a gift for her father.
College tapestries come in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors.
The invention of glory; Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries.
Threads of Gold: Renaissance Tapestries from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
HAND-made tapestries showing off iconic images of Liverpool have gone on display at the Walker Art Gallery.
The original series of 10 tapestries was commissioned in the 1590s by Howard of Effingham, Lord High Admiral at the time of the Armada victory.
FOUR tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel will go on display in the UK for the first time, to coincide with the Pope's visit.
It was acquired by the Englishman Arthur Acton (1873-1953) and his wealthy American wife, Hortense, nee Mitchell, who collected a wide range of fine and decorative arts, filling the 15th-century villa with thousands of objects, among which their 18 tapestries form a prominent group, especially remarkable for a private collection.
LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE GHENT in Belgium, oil painting's Northern Renaissance site of origin and, coincidentally, one of the prime centers of modern machine-made carpet production, there is a place called Flanders Tapestries that specializes in weaving jacquard tapestries from photographs: scanning ambitious photographs by contemporary artists and creating digital files that guide the weaving of large modern wall hangings that are then exhibited as artworks in galleries or museums, rather as medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque tapestries used to adorn palace walls, combining the function of high-ambition pictorial representation with that of the decorative warming of large, cold interiors.
The visually stunning show and marvelous accompanying catalogue reveal why tapestries, rather than paintings, were the favorite (and most expensive) pictorial medium for the elite during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
I have seen some excellent 3D tapestries but nothing this ambitious or on this scale.
com), in two creative directions: developing large wall tapestries that range in size from 3 feet by 4 feet to 18 feet by 40 feet and custom car mats, which he began in 1980 and have become the bread and butter of his business.
During the Middle Ages, tapestries were an exclusive art form that became more popular over time.