Fascinating Facts About The Bayeux Tapestry

Fascinating Facts About The Bayeux Tapestry

Image credit: FacsimileFinder.com Fascinating Facts About the Bayeux Tapestry 1. The Bayeux Tapestry consists of 75 scenes depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest and culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, which significantly impacted how English society evolved. The Tapestry’s end is now missing, but it most probably showed the coronation of William as King of England. 2. The viewer can tell the difference between the Englishmen and Normans depicted in the Tapestry by their hairstyles; the English soldiers have shoulder-length hair and moustaches and they’re fighting the clean-shaven Normans, whose hair has short back and...

May 13, 2020

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Bayeux Tapestry Guide: Civilization's First Graphic Novel

Bayeux Tapestry Guide: Civilization's First Graphic Novel

Image credit: Britannica.com The Bayeux Tapestry might be called Western Civilization's first graphic novel. Like today’s epic, book-length comic books, it’s got action, heroism and even an origin story. It’s a work of art that tells the story of British and French history—and, by extension, the history of the West—over the last millenium. Contents What Is The Bayeux Tapestry?  What Story Does The Bayeux Tapestry Tell?  What Events Began the Norman Conquest?   Battle of Hastings 1066 After The Norman Conquest of England Who Made the Bayeux Tapestry? What Is The Crewel Technique?  What Language Is Used On The Bayeux Tapestry?...

Apr 28, 2020

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10 Amazing Tapestries from Africa

10 Amazing Tapestries from Africa

A themed wall tapestry is the perfect way to bring a touch of elegance into your home. It can be a conversation starter; it can be a centerpiece that sets the mood for visitors to your home. An African tapestry is a particularly bold feature for your home’s decor. Anyone can put up a poster or a painting. But a large, woven textile design is more than something to hang on your wall. It livens up your living space, helps keep a room warmer (or cooler), and even gives you an opportunity to express yourself. Insights Into African Art What...

Apr 27, 2020

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