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PREFERRED TERM
tapestry  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Refers to the process used to create tapestries, which are heavy, woven textiles characterized by ornamental or pictorial designs and used as wall hangings, curtains, upholstery, or to hang from windows or balconies. The process is performed on a tapestry loom and differs from cloth-weaving in that the weft travels only to the warp at the edge of a particular color or pattern in the design, rather traveling from edge to edge of the entire piece of fabric. Various techniques are used in mixing and overlaying colors to create shading and patterns. Details of the design are often painted or embroidered. (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
tapisserie

Dutch

tapijtwerk
tapisserie

French

Tapisserie

German

ταπισερί

Greek

שטיח קיר

Hebrew

tappezzeria

Italian

tapeçaria

Portuguese

tapiserija

Serbian

tapicería

Spanish

gobeläng

Swedish

bildväv
URI
http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10391
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