Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bayeux Tapestry

The one piece of embroidery that I must see sometime in my life is the Bayeux Tapestry. It was stitched shortly after the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and tells the story of William the Conquerer and his invasion of England.

The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry at all, but an immense piece of embroidery, measuring 20 inches high and 250 feet long! (Sort of like that mural history of America that goes around the inside of the US Capitol dome, only made of fabric and almost 1000 years older!) The idea of the Bayeux Tapestry has fascinated since I first learned of it!

Here is a really fun animation of the Bayeux Tapestry!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

It is beautiful...is there any hardanger? :o)