[LMB] OT: Bayeux tapestry

Becca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 16:08:48 BST 2021


I got a chance long years ago to see the Bayeux Tapestry - it's really
astonishing.

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:07 AM Katherine (Kathy) Collett <
kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:

> 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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