Get 5% off on any tapestry from from our Renaissance Collection!
Offer valid November 25, 2014 through December 1, 2014.
Coupon Code: renaissance5off (for items from Category of Renaissance Tapestries only)
|Special Offer for Renaissance Tapestries|
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the role of the artist in tapestry design became paramount. The tapestries were woven to look like paintings and became to compete with them in their subtlety and combinations of colour and their extraordinarily fine detail. As in medieval times, Renaissance tapestries depicted biblical stories, classical tales and histories of emperors and kings. The most famous Renaissance tapestries were
|woven at Gobelins, Beauvais and Aubusson Workshops. Aubusson continued to thrive throughout the 18th & 19th Centuries and became well known for 'Le Rustique' and the 'Pastoral' style of tapestry. This was characterized by the ever-popular verdures and romantic landscapes, with some biblical and mythological subjects.|
We offer a comprehensive line of US and European tapestry
. In our wall tapestries collection you will find a wonderful
mix of modern and traditional wall tapestries designs: medieval knight and castle
wall tapestries, the famous Unicorn and William Morris tapestry series, fine art
tapestry reproductions, contemporary abstract and ethnic designs, floral and still
life tapestry wall hangings, romantic wall tapestries, retro and modern cityscapes,
religious wall tapestry collection, nature and animal wall tapestry paintings
Great source of domestic and European tapestry wall hangings at
We are particularly proud of our unique medieval
wall hangings. If you are an art lover or a collector
with taste for history, we share your love to valuable collectibles. Please
visit our gallery of medieval tapestry wall hangings
and you will be certainly surprised that it is not always necessary
to pay as much as they look like. Our wall tapestries will really make
a difference in your home. Bring beauty, tradition, and elegance to your
room's decor or place of business! !!!
- What is a tapestry? What is the speciality of tapestry wall
Tapestry is a form of weaving that produces
a textile with clearly defined and detailed images and a principal
means of creating pictures through weaving.
The tapestry technique is unique because the wefts (threads on bobbins)
are woven between the fixed warp threads only as far as each colour
is required, instead of running all the way across the work from
selvedge to selvedge.
Tapestry wall hangings are notable for their decorative appeal,
strength, durability and versatility.
The art tapestry came from Ancient Egypt. The weaving principles
were elaborated there. The earliest European tapestries were woven
in German monasteries. The tapestries were used not only to decorate
walls but also to keep heat upstairs.
In the medieval ages, the noble used tapestry to reinforce their
status and extend their influence. The Burgundian dukes were the
first to give tapestries the status of hard currency, using them
as ransom after several disastrous battles. The tapestries became
desirable luxuries and collectable object to be brought out and
displayed on great occasions.
The art tapestry reached its fullest flower in the second half
of the 15th - 18th century in Paris, France at first, then in Brussels,
Belgium and was widely spread though whole Europe finally. Kings
and nobles took their wall tapestries on their travels from castle
to castle for reasons of comfort and prestige.
- Tips to choose a tapestry. Using tapestries for special places
- Are our wall tapestries really the finest quality tapestry wall hangings?
All our wall tapestries are made in the USA and Europe, brand new and
of excellent quality.
||Some of them are reproductions of European museum pieces. We carry
the wall tapestries manufactured in Belgium, France, Italy and some
other European countries. These countries are widely known by their
professional tapestry wall hangings makers for the centuries.
All wall tapestries presented at our web site are machine woven using
the modern technologies.
- Why our prices are lower than the average tapestry market prices?
We have reasonable prices because of the following:
- We purchase our tapestry wall hangings directly from manufacturers and
from distributors as well. We have established good relations with most
reliable tapestry suppliers. We have been working with some of them for
more than ten years. We do not look for the highest possible margins and
sell our tapestries priced from $9.99.
- We do not try to work with the leading tapestry makers ONLY, but deal
with the small European companies manufacturing tapestry wall hangings
as well. This strategy allows us not only avoid brand name prices, but
also to find some new unique wall tapestries that nobody else offers.
Please visit our collection of Polycoat's
- We work smart on optimizing our logistic network. We ship from
several locations in the USA and Europe. Wherever we ship our wall tapestries
from, we always charge the shipping cost as stated on our web site. Click
here to learn more about our shipping
- We offer wall tapestries prepared for hanging on a rod, as well as unfinished
tapestry panels. They last ones are ready for framing or to be used as
upholstery (click here to see details). This
allows us to offer several finishing options. If you are good in sewing,
you will save your money finishing your tapestry yourself. We also provide
finishing services and can make any our tapestry ready for hanging on
a rod/pole at your request (click here to
- Why it is really safe to buy from Polycoat?
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