In a lovely circular twist, the tapestry's true subject turns out to be the luxe of which it's an example.
A tapestry like this was the ultimate luxury good and status symbol, worth so much more than a measly painting.
I am thrilled because the subject matter is rich, but I like that it is a tapestry of color, which is very much needed.
It looks as if it has been made from a Medieval tapestry, the colors rich and worn-looking.
This tapestry was woven in Flanders in about 1500 for a noble French client.
And the tapestry room is not far from yours, my little Jeanne, so you can keep your toys and books together.
On the walls were hung some pieces of tapestry, where there were not bookcases.
Dosser, dos′er, n. a rich hanging of tapestry for the walls of a hall or of a chancel: a pannier.
The posters, maculated with filth, garnished like tapestry the sweep of the curbstone.
One of the pieces of tapestry worked in Bayonne in 1066 shows the figure of a man driving a horse harnessed to a harrow.
mid-15c., variant of tapissery (early 15c.), from Middle French tapisserie "tapestry" (14c.), from tapisser "to cover with heavy fabric," from tapis "heavy fabric," from Old French tapiz (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tappetium, from Byzantine Greek tapetion, from classical Greek, diminutive of tapes (genitive tapetos) "tapestry, heavy fabric," probably from an Iranian source (cf. Persian taftan, tabidan "to turn, twist"). The figurative use is first recorded 1580s.