Tapestries have been an enigmatic form of artwork for hundreds of
years, with the intricate symbolism of their woven narratives still
fascinating viewers today. Unicorns and fantastic beasts rub shoulders
with well-heeled aristocrats; famous biblical and saintly stories are
played out; allegorical figures, gods and goddesses recline in
classical landscapes; and the arms and military achievements of
wealthy patrons are depicted in sparkling glory. Tapestries continue
to be woven to this day, both by talented amateurs in their homes and
by highly skilled artisans in studios and workshops around the world.
Author, Rosita Sheen reveals the fascinating story of these
masterpieces, exploring their conception, manufacture, and symbolism
right up to the present day.