Twin wall hanging

Cotton Wall Hanging Tapestries

Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design.

Most weavers use a natural warp thread, such as linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives.

Etymo First attested in English in 1467, the word tapestry derives from Old French tapisserie, from tapisser, meaning “to cover with heavy fabric, to carpet”, in turn from tapis, “heavy fabric”, via Latin tapes (GEN tapetis),which is the latinisation of the Greek τάπης (tapēs; GEN τάπητος, tapētos), “carpet, rug”. The earliest attested form of the word is the Mycenaean Greek , ta-pe-ja, written in the Linear B syllabary.

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