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A carpet history: Solving the mystery behind the grotesque carpet
Posted on 14 July 2015

Have you ever heard about grotesque carpet history? If not, you should read this article. You will be amazed at this intellectual dispute about the origin of a rather eccentric-looking rug.       The carpet was labelled grotesque due to its distinctive designs. Broadly speaking, the adjective grotesque refers to ornamental features. In this specific case grotesque is a synonym of a typology of art that produced extravagant and surreal figures like fantastic animals, pla... Read More

Tapestry wall hanging: The fascinating art of weaving in Europe
Posted on 07 July 2015

Have you heard of tapestry wall hanging? No, it isn't a New Trend. The use of tapestries as wall hanging has a long history. Indeed, the origin of tapestries dates back to the very beginning of civilisation. However, their beauty wasn’t fully appreciated in European countries until 700 AD onwards. Nowadays tapestries can be found almost everywhere, including on everyday upholstered items and cushions, as well as bags and coats.  Tapestry wall hanging: Origin of the name ... Read More

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