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Odalisque Tapestry


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A reproduction of “Odalisque” by Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896).

A beautiful woman casually rests while observing a lovely white swan.  Amazing detail is woven into the peacock pattern of the woman’s dress in this stunning wall hanging.  This tapestry has been woven by master tapestry weavers on a Jacquard loom from the original painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, painter, draughtsman and sculptor.  His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter in an academic style.  His paintings were enormously popular, and expensive during his lifetime, but fell out of critical favour for many decades in the early 20th century.  Leighton was the bearer of the shortest lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct upon his death.

Traditional Tapestries were established in 1991 by husband and wife team, Colin and Catherine.  Their workshops and office complex utilise a large converted barn nestling in the Cornish countryside. They are family business employing a local skilled workforce.

All of the tapestry panels and fabrics are imported direct from Master Flemish Weavers, who use modern electronic Jacquard looms utilizing the latest computer technology to create the finest high quality designs. Many designs are reproduced from ancient medieval tapestries, although several new creations are inspired from contemporary art forms. The unfinished tapestry panels are then sent to the UK where they are made into elegant wall tapestries, cushions and bags.

Measures 77cm x 150cm and has a tab on the back to hang using a pole or a rod (sold separately).

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