What is a tapestry? My favorite wall décor ideas!

What is a tapestry? My favorite wall décor ideas!


Hi there you’re watching Amitha Verma! Today, I wanted to share a few ideas with you about how I’m approaching my own home This year I’ve really committed to working
on my home. I hate to say it, I’m just like the cobbler. By the time I’m done with work,
my kiddos & all of other’s life obligations I barely have time to work on my home. But
just like any other project we committed to “finishing” certain areas of our home
this year. Whenever I’m working on my home or a design
project I’m always on the lookout for stunning one of a kind artwork. I do this all throughout
out the process as you never know what you will find when you start hunting. And when I think about artwork that doesn’t
always mean paintings – I love looking for objects, fragments, old doors and fabric remnants. A huge trend that’s been surfacing with
all of the designers is using tapestries in design! I know what you’re thinking – I don’t
have one and I can’t imagine having one but just take a moment to pause and understand
the beauty of these. What is so extraordinarily fascinating is
these beauties started out for a utilitarian purpose – originally tapestries were intended
to help keep the large rooms of castles and chateaus warm. They were originally placed
against the large walls to protect against cold, damp weather, and to insulate the halls
and rooms within a house, castle or chateau. However starting in the 13th and 14th century
– inspired by Gothic art- which is a term I’m sure you’ve heard of –tapestries
were created weaving stories of God and religion. French tapestries became very popular and
continued to experience a renaissance and are still quite the rage in the tapestry world. What makes these pieces so fascinating and
unique are one – a true antique piece would have been handmade by an artisan that had
to undergo years and years of apprenticeship and second the subject matters. Historically you’ll find a huge range of
subject matters in a tapestry, such as what was going on the times, symbols of protection
or hope, aspiration, scientific journaling – what? That means you’d find tapestries
depicting nature scenes and the inter-workings of the animal kingdom as documented during
that time! So how do you know if it’s antique or not?
Well, you have to study the subject matter and do a little research on it when you find
one. Look at the back – is it is perfect? That means it’s probably a reproduction
– which is still great – just know what you’re buying. Several of the original factories
in France reproduce their tapestry designs from the 16th century so you can get a very
authentic reproduction. Take a look at the front – does it look
perfect? If so this might be a reproduction. There’s nothing wrong with getting a reproduction,
these tips are just a helpful guide to help you know the difference! In today’s interiors I love how classic
a tapestry looks against our modern interiors. I especially love the storytelling, the detailed
work, the history behind the pieces and the handwork. So what you do think, have I changed your
minds about using a tapestry in your decorating? If so leave a comment and let us know where
you might use one! Did you like this video? Is so subscribe to
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