[HNW] The Creation Tapestry of the Girona Cathedral
SNSpies at aol.com
Tue Jul 19 13:07:41 PDT 2005
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?
century? Does anyone have any sources that discuss the earliest descriptions
mentions of the work?
Please, oh please, even putting the word tapestry in inverted commas should
be avoided at all costs! Let's all put our hands on our hearts and pledge to
call these textiles what they are -- embroideries -- and leave the word
tapestry to the weaving folks. We can join forces with the needlepointers who
spend their lives telling people that what they do is not tapestry!
And there is an excellent paper in the compilation of papers from the Cerisy
Colloquium that discusses exactly this subject. I'll get it out and post
the pertinent bits later.
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