Victoria and Albert Museum

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Tapestry is an ancient technique of weaving. The pattern is woven in blocks of coloured weft thread which are then beaten down very tightly on the warp threads, producing a picture or pattern. The V&A's collection includes four 15th-century examples, known as The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, and Raphael's cartoons of tapestries for the Sistine Chapel.

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Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries

Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries

The four magnificent Devonshire Tapestries housed at the V&A are the only great fifteenth century tapestries to survive the ravages of time. This …

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Event - Late Medieval and Early Renaissance: 1250-1500: 14/15

Tue 23 September 2014–Tue 07 July 2015

YEAR COURSE: Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change.

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