The size and shape of this fine chenille Armorial tapestry is ideally suited to hang in a stairwell or on a door.
Heraldry came into existence in the early 12th Century when knights started wearing armour. In the case of full battle armour, identification of knights was difficult therefore devices started to be put onto the knights shield and surcoats, hence the description ‘coats of arms’ which is derived from the use of surcoats.
It became custom for these devices to be passed from father to son. Kings ordered records to be kept of the coats of arms, to control their use and eliminate duplication.
Fabulous mythical beasts such as the gryphon, wyvern, cockatrice, opinicus or enfield were often used in the designs. Tournaments were a great occasion for the display of heraldry but only nobility were permitted to take part, which kept the heralds busy checking the credentials of the combatants.
Our tapestries are created with the greatest care in the finest materials. This tapestry therefore requires no other maintenance other than a dry-dusting with a soft brush. If required please dry clean only.
Fabrics by their nature are flexible; during storage, humidity and temperature may occasionally affect their shape & also cause creasing. To help a tapestry hang better we recommend using a dry iron on a cotton setting. Lightly iron the tapestry (on the face) from the centre towards the edges. In very extreme cases the tapestry can be stretched by pulling the panel gently by hand diagonally to re-shape.
Small tapestry rod recommended.
THIS ITEM IS DROP SHIPPED DIRECTLY FROM OUR SUPPLIER AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CLICK AND COLLECT.
- H138 x L43 cm.
- Small tapestry rod recommended.
- Do not expose to prolonged periods of direct sunlight
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