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Gobelin Tapestry – Magic of Luxury or Luxury of Magic

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Gobelin TapestryGobelin tapestry is weft-faced weaving where the threads are concealed in the completed work. Tapestry is the perfect complement to the modern interior of the premise. The gobelin tapestry comes to match the interior designed in any thematic style in regards to the refined taste and preferences.

The secrets of ancient tapestry

The ancient Greeks knew the secrets of tapestry making. The tapestry was found in tombs of some pharaohs embroidered with the traditional patterns. The art of woven patterns appeared long before in the American continent. Two thousand five hundred years ago young Peruvians wore the apparel trimmed with the pieces and ornament of true tapestry.

The word gobelin comes from France. The woven paintings were previously called wallpapers and those made at the factory of the Gobelin brothers were called gobelins, respectively. The tapestry is always woven manually expressing the individual vision of the master. Gobelin tapestry making is the kind of art like painting or batik. The threads interweaving create the impression of shade play and some mystery of images in the picture. When making a tapestry a good painter considers the details of this art and the peculiarities of material used to work with wallpaper.

Subject to the type of threads used the particular texture and the determined play of light and shadow will be created. The wool is the rough material enough and thus the tapestry created on the base of this kind of thread distinguishes from the ethnic trend and looks mysterious. Use of silky threads provides the smooth cloth with the affectionate texture by touch.

The technology of working is as simple as all the genius in this life. First the threads of the base are stretched on the weaver's loom (most often linen and when the work is completed the threads are not seen). Later the master chooses threads of the weft as auxiliary by personal preference and taste and with the help of the cross weaving the tapestry is done. It is often practiced for baskets.

During the process of weaving the pieces of a single cloth are made but of various color, and sometimes by various masters. After the pieces are done, they are sewed together by the special technique to create the seamless picture on the gobelin tapestry.

Ethno style in fashion

The themes and pattern motifs for gobelin tapestry vary from nation to nation. So, the Chinese craftsmen prefer working with landscapes using one of the popular traditional technique of creating views and spreading of light and shadow. Such carpets are created in silk, as a rule, and they look too expertly.

The ancient Peruvian craftsmen favored for tapestry works with folk ornaments and mythological motifs.

Replica of paintings by famous painters and scenes from the Bible are rather characteristic for craftsmen from Europe, particular from France.

The various patterns can be used in gobelin tapestry today and the images appear in a range of style solutions.

Decorous appearance and beautiful ornaments

Who needs in gobelin tapestry today? Who can order the carpets of various motifs and craftwork solutions? The designers and people who can afford decorating their houses by themselves will like the works oft tapestry in modern, classic, Empire, baroque and other styles.

The work of tapestry done by the craftsman with the energy and inspiration of the master taken in is the complimentary article that accentuates peculiarities of the interior in the house or a flat and creates the special atmosphere of magic art with the fragile trail of nostalgia. The heavy tapestry with fringe that replicates works by famous painters will be ideal for baroque and Empire style. When you choose the Japanese or Chinese style for your interior, then the tapestry with landscapes made in Chinese technique will suit.

The tapestry is the nice work to find its niche in the interior made in any style. Here it is more important to correctly complement the image of the wallpaper and features of the material with the interior of the room.

The work of tapestry adds chic, mystery and flavor of fairy tales, bloom of antiquity and modest charm of luxury. Though the cost for the work of tapestry is not affordable for ordinary people (the price for the square meter of the good tapestry is around 250 USD), they cost high enough to purchase them, to adore and boast later.

When choosing the tapestry to complement the fireplace, rocking chair, cozy plaid and some grog, you can bet for the genuine values and attributes of beauty and high repute verified by time.

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