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Tapestry

A work made of wool, silk, and metal-strip-wrapped threads, tapestry weave.
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  • A work made of wool, silk, and metal-strip-wrapped threads, tapestry weave.

Date:

1904/1914

Artist:

Hungarian
Probably made at the Gödöllő School of Weaving

About this artwork

This tapestry evokes fifteenth- and sixteenth-century European art and design, even though it was made centuries later. Resplendent in a gown and sitting atop a powerful horse, the crowned figure proudly carries a falcon. The fashionable hunting scene is set in a simplified millefleur (thousand flowers) design. This combination was a popular tapestry style during the late medieval period.

The pairing of the detail in the patterning of the dress with the angularity of the forms is typical of tapestries designed and made at the Gödölló School of Weaving. The GödölIó Workshops, which included the weaving school, were established in the early twentieth century just north of Budapest. There, artists designed and made a great variety of decorative arts objects in hopes of establishing a Hungarian national aesthetic. They incorporated medieval elements in their modern designs to demonstrate their country’s strong and vibrant heritage.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Tapestry

Origin

Hungary

Date

1904–1914

Medium

Wool, silk, and metal-strip-wrapped threads, tapestry weave

Dimensions

136.5 × 110.1 cm (53 3/4 × 43 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Leigh B. Block

Reference Number

1971.684

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