Landscape Tapestries: All You Need to Know

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Tapestry is a thick fabric, in which colored threads are woven to create various types of visual illustrations such as landscapes, famous places, scenes from historic battles, etc. Going back many years, tapestries have been used as an item of decoration. These pieces of art were even used by ancient Egyptians in order to wrap the bodies of the departed prior to burial. On the other hand, early Greeks and Romans used Tapestries as a luxurious item intended to decorate their affluent palaces and castles.


During earlier times, tapestries were primarily used to cover the walls of churches and forts. Over time, tapestries have undergone an artistic change, and are now available in various new patterns and designs. One in particular among many popular tapestries in the contemporary world is the landscape tapestry.

Uniqueness of Landscape Tapestries


Landscape tapestries, as the name suggests, are inspired by natural scenic beauty. These tapestries present life-like depictions of a variety of landscapes that enrich our souls with their beauty and warmth. Landscape tapestries celebrate the magnificence of nature itself as they have for eons. Although landscape tapestries are not new, contemporary artisans have devised numerous new ways of bringing out the best in terms of visual appeal and durability. If you are looking for a classic wall hanging for your home or office; contemporary landscape tapestries make an ideal choice.

Care and Maintenance Usually, tapestries do not require very much maintenance, as they are very tightly woven to ensure longevity. Since a tapestry is mounted on a wall, it is not subjected to any of the abuses faced by carpets and upholstered seating. However, they do require vacuuming from time to time so as to eliminate dust. If a tapestry becomes excessively dirty it can also be dry-cleaned. Select a dry cleaner that is an expert in handling and cleaning tapestries, as some of the chemicals used in regular dry cleaning may damage the threads as well as the colors of a tapestry. If you own a rare and valuable landscape tapestry, it is better to get the tapestry cleaned by a textile conservator. You can consult any local museum for references or search the web.  Most importantly, avoid hanging your landscape tapestry in locations that receive direct sunlight as it may cause fading and possible fiber degradation over time. Join SaveOnTapestries On Google Plus Like Beautiful Tapestries on FaceBook HERE Follow on Twitter

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