The book focuses on floral themes in tapestries, offering an overview of tapestry production from the origins to the 20th century, with useful connections to the historical facts that influenced their creation.
[Tales of tapestries and flowers] Extraordinary textile artworks, tapestries are both precious and fascinating. Made with wool and silk, but also with silver and gold threads, they spread throughout Europe starting in the Middle Ages.
This book focuses on the presence, in tapestries, of floral themes, one of the most common decorative motifs and often utilized as a background. Thanks to painstaking research conducted in museums and private collections in Europe, the author has been able to assemble a rich selection of the finest floral tapestries created over the centuries, all reproduced in full color, with many close-ups of details. She has also found a number of unpublished works, unknown even to specialists. The book provides a nearly complete overview of tapestry production from the origins to the 20th century, with useful connections to the historical facts that influenced their creation.