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From the mid 1800s, woven in the center of France near St. Etienne (the textile capitol of Fance at the time), this beautiful Tapestry strip is a factory sample.  Colors for various parts of this Jacquard weave design were tested for best effect. Note how vibrant and detailed this design is!  Wool is the primary fiber used, though cotton may have been added.  This sort of tapestry-style border was likely used for decorative edges on walls "papered" with silk, or possibly for bell pulls to summon servants.  

On a background of deep violet velvet, it is edged with vintage, hand-tatted cotton lace, also from France.  The frame is a simple thrifted find. 

Tapestry 1, Blue, FRAMED

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