[LMB] OT: Bayeux tapestry

Katherine (Kathy) Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Tue Sep 14 16:07:21 BST 2021


On Sep 14, 2021, at 10:43 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> It's an embroidery, not a tapestry, and it was made in England.  Bayeux
> is where it's kept.

Well, yes, technically it’s not a tapestry, but there’s a looser definition of tapestry as a large fabric wall-hanging:  "Firstly it means work using the tapestry weaving technique described above and below, and secondly it means a rather large textile wall hanging with a figurative design” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapestry).  Also, its name is in fact The Bayeux Tapestry, however technically incorrect it may be.  But you’re right, it is actually an English embroidery.

Katherine


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