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European Tapestry Wall Hangings

Jun 20th 2014 at 12:00 AM

Europe is a continent that has always been endowed with a rich blend of cultures. This has contributed in part to the great multitude of world-class artists that have come from within its borders over the years. One of the world famous works of art that have come from Europe is woven tapestry.  European tapestry wall hangings date back to the 13th and 14th century. During this time, the church was actively involved in weaving biblical fables that would aid in the spread of religion to new jurisdictions. This movement evolved over the years to become a symbol of aristocracy and royalty.

European Tapestries

The Jacquard Loom invention in 1804 brought a significant change to the movement. This French invention made tapestries widely accessible to the ordinary person living at that time.

What Has Changed?

European Tapestry art has since become very big business thanks to the Digital era. The products are faced with widespread demand spanning from the Americas to Asia. Modern methods now employ digital imprints that enable the customization of a print with amazing accuracy.


The woven pieces of art that exist in the form of European Tapestries are not the actual works from world famous artists. Rather, they are reproductions or replicas of the famous masterpieces. Among those whose work dominates the replicas are names such as Michelangelo, Francois Boucher, Raphael, Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pierre August Renoir, Leonardo Da Vinci and many others.

What determines where you hang your tapestry is purely a matter of taste. It is however important to remember that it should be done in accordance with the theme at hand. A typical example is that of Medieval Style Tapestries which are commonly found in office buildings.

You can find this type of artwork at the many home décor shops and online.  It is important to look at the reputation of the dealer as well as the length of time that they have been in business. Enhance your space today with a lovely piece of textile artwork today!

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