vendredi 12 février 2021

Bayeux and Mathilde tapestry



 Hello friends,

If you love tapestry, there is a big one in Normandy! The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most represented work of art across the globe.The tapestry is of a height of 48 to 51 centimètres and measuring 68 mètres in length. The Tapestry is divided into three zones. The central one, the most important is tells the story of William of Normandy’s conquest of England. Despite its great fragility it has survived nine and a half centuries!

William ( Guillaume) in French married Mathilde  and this is Mathilde who made this tapestry to follow her husband’s conquest, but it is said she did not do the all of it be herself.

This is my today’s post just before Valentine!  Mathilde must have so much be in love to do this huge work!

I found this tapestry  in a drawer , it was my son who went to Bayeux with his school who brought it back for me. We all go there with our school one day!

But I love this place. This piece of tapestry is the horse men 11 century.

Have a nice Valentine! (My Emma Bridgewater mug for thé giveaway have been stopped by the custom! FedEx has informed me. I will tell you as soon as I get it.)



This picture is to show you how huge is the work!

( this picture is taken from the book  la tapisserie de Bayeux  editions OREP)

6 commentaires:

  1. I hope to visit Bayeux and see the tapestry.

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  2. I have heard of the tapestry and have seen parts of it. I had no idea it was so very long. That's just an incredible work of art and of craft.

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  3. The tapestry is amazing. I cannot imagine how many hours of patient stitching went into creating it.

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  5. Bonjour Catherine!
    J'ai visité Normandie deux fois, mais je ne connaissais pas l'histoire de Matilde et sa tapisserie ... vraiment très belle!
    Bonne Saint Valentin à toi aussi!
    Amitié de l'Italie
    Monique🐾🐾

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  6. Hello Catherine, what a nice tapestry! I have never heard about it until now, so reading your blog you could give me a new piece of information.

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