Elegant And Decorative Tapestry Wall Decor
A tapestry wall decor is an extension of a bygone era, about which only little can be known. A tapestry wall decor is a woven image which may use any number of textiles and may come in a wide range of sizes. Generally, the term refers to a wall hanging which depicts a scene, but the term may also be used in conjunction with other textiles to indicate that a scene is woven onto an item. Examples of this include tapestry blankets, pillows and chairs. The tapestry wall decor is one of the most pervasive works of art throughout historical Europe and elsewhere. Because the textile may be removed from a wall and rolled up for easy transport, in many circumstances they were preferred to murals or other static forms of art which were tied to the architecture. In a cathedral or other religious setting, this mobility meant it could be kept stored away to be brought out only for special occasions and ceremonies, helping to add to its perceived importance.
Because of the use of various colored thread and the way the threads can blend together in three dimensions, tapestry wall decor allows for an intricate interplay of color and light. The subtle shadings and differences in appearance from various angles often found in great tapestries are similar to, yet very different from, those found in the great classical paintings. In addition to their aesthetic worth, a tapestry also provided a church or castle with the added benefit of insulation. Thick layers of fabric lining the walls helped to keep heat trapped within, and also helped dampen the somewhat harsh acoustics of large stone chambers.