191 x 125 cm,
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|Manufacturing||knotted by hand|
|Knots by M²||tapestry|
The earliest references date back to 15th century for tapestries. The greens as represented in the 15th and 16th centuries gradually succeeding tapestries which told of episodes of history, mythology, religion and literature and displaying prominent characters. Several events contribute to the development and influence of the market for tapestries. In 1601, Henry IV prohibited the entry of foreign tapestries in France. In 1665, Colbert granted letters patent Aubusson workshops, now carrying the prestigious title of "Manufacture Royale". Felletin gets his turn in 1689 this privilege, while retaining the status of private workshops. Unfortunately, the instigation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 is a blow to the tapestry business, as many emigrate Aubusson weavers from German princes.
However, the state looks at new workshop by sending Marche tapestries, a dyer and painter. During the 18th century, the taste of comfort fashion favors the carpet. Louis XIV had encouraged the manufacture of soap to create velvety carpet. Subsequently, the trend is launched and the manufactures of carpets in piles are about 1780 using the technique of tapestries. Another milestone was the French Revolution of 1789, crippling the luxury industries. The making of wallpaper is also a competitor for the weavers.
The production of the 19th century is often that of ornate sets, intended to be used for interior design. The carpet flush or soap has often accompanied tapestry upholstered furniture, doors, valances, responding to numerous private and public commissions. The major manufacturers include important figures such as Braquenié, Hamot and Sallandrouze.
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