Saturday, October 6, 2007

Exotic Appeal: Eastern and Oriental Tapestries

Modern home décor enthusiasts are often looking for new and unusual items to add a unique touch to their home accents. Whilst those in the know have often turned to textiles and wall hangings to add that distinct touch very few are aware of one of textile arts’ hidden gems: Asian tapestry art. Asian tapestries enjoyed a brief flurry of interest in Europe from the 17th century onwards, for about 150 years. Reflecting the growing confidence of European nations and their ambitions to conquer the world, these tapestries advertised the exploits of adventurous seafaring nations and helped publicize their travels, successes and conquests. Known originally as Orientale tapestries they first came to View the rest of this article

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