22.3.09

Old, old animals (with dots)

Went to see an exhibition yesterday:
Tuchintarsien/Inlaid-Patchwork since 1500,
in the Museum of European Cultures.
It shows wallhangings and tapestries in
textile intarsia technique with application
and embroidery - all made from cut pieces of
leftover woollen cloth.
Here´s one from 1719, depicting the Turkish
Wars...














All the animals (except the belligerent little
white dog) on the whole thing are decorated with dots...
Amazing and inspiring what amounts of untiring
care must haven gone into this.

Kommentare:

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

I love these little bordered/protected worlds. As if one could keep the animals safe.

Threadspider hat gesagt…

I would love to have seen that exhibition-and what great little animals!

Joei Rhode Island hat gesagt…

This is why I love to read blogs...to see the world through another's eyes. This is truely a rich piece.

jude hat gesagt…

what a fabulous piece, i like it also because of the wool. very inspiring.

Sue hat gesagt…

These are so lovely. Those dots....! :-)

debg hat gesagt…

This is so incredible!