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We are a gobelin artisan sewers association .
These tapestry needlework gobelins are manually sewing at sewing bench / frame in various styles and represent reproductions after famous paintings : landscapes , portraits , floral motives or religious pictures .

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GOBELIN history
by Encyclopedia Britanica

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Word tapestry is derived from the ancient Greek word "tapes" meaning a carpet , but it more commonly describes a heavy cloth with decorative art designs and picture textile interpretation .

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Tapestries art , originally were used in churches and palaces , where they were hung on the walls . The famous Bayeux tapestry was made to commemorate the Battle of Hastings in 1066 . The British set shows Norman horsemen attacking King Harold's troops , a Norman ship and various battle scenes . The Bayeux tapestry is really an example of needlework on a canvas base rather than a woven tapestry. It is about 230 feet long and 20 inches wide. It includes over 1,500 pictures and inscriptions in Latin . The life and death of King Harold and the invasion of Britain by William the Conqueror are fully illustrated . According to folklore , it was made by Matilda , the wife of William the Conqueror, as a wall-hanging for the Bishop of Bayeux to hang in his cathedral . In spite of it being almost 1,000 years of age , it is in a remarkably well-preserved condition .

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At the beginning of the Middle Ages tapestry art was developed especially in Flandra and France . The epoch of apogee being that of Renaissance . Centres of tapestry art like the old French cities of Arras and Gobelin , have become synonymous with the word "tapestry" have became points of European reference .

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The gobelin "art industry" it was founded in the middle of 15th century by Jean Gobelin . A tapestry works started by two Flemish weavers , Marc de Comans and Francois de la Planche , called to France by Henri IV in 1601 , was later added . In 1662 , Louis XIV purchased the Tapestries manufactory and there Colbert united all the royal craftsmen , creating a royal art furniture works . Charles Le Brun was director and chief designer from 1663 to 1690 . Between 1694 to 1697 The royal art furniture's tapestries was temporarily closed . Beyond 1820 The royal art furniture's resurrect to the manufactory of Beauvais. After World War II they were returned to Gobelin . In the 20th century , after a long period of regress , the old tapestry art again through a spectacular turning point in its evolution being present as a decorative element in painting art , jewellery baskets , ornament pillows , framed in fancy works .

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