[HNW] The Creation Tapestry of the Girona Cathedral

Allison263@aol.com Allison263 at aol.com
Tue Jul 19 07:14:14 PDT 2005


In a message dated 7/18/05 6:55:32 PM, laren at webcon.net.au writes:

<< The Creation Tapestry is a wool-worked tapestry done

>in Bukhara couching,  >>

Also referred to in several sources (particularly Schuette) as "convent 
stitch." When executed, the stitch strongly resembles tapestry weaving, which *may* 
be the reason it was misnamed at some point. That's only a guess, though.

I'd also be interested in finding out exactly when the Bayeux "tapestry" 
started to be called a tapestry rather than an embroidery. 14th century? 19th 
century? Does anyone have any sources that discuss the earliest descriptions or 
mentions of the work?

Cheers,
Gabrielle



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