TEXTILE as a means of expression.
A tapestry made in Gobelin technique is a surprising decoration on the wall. The tapestries are artistically woven in the most beautiful colours and are often enriched with gold or silver threads. A Gobelin on the wall gives a warm and pleasant feeling. There are gobelins in different sizes and with different themes. For example, Art Deco Webstore online offers rich tapestries by the artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); golden yellow canvases full of symbolism. The most famous tapestry is "The Kiss", available in 4 different sizes. Popular are also "The four seasons", tapestries in Art Nouveau style, created after the works of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). However, the lesser-known historical subjects interwoven as tapestries are certainly no less interesting! Take a look for yourself...
A tapestry on the wall radiates warmth and class. Not only is the place where the tapestry is hung important; the way in which the work of art is attached to the wall is also important. The tapestry is lined at the back; the lining protects the work of art and gives the opportunity to create a tunnel at the top. A rod or a flat batten can be slid through this space, which can be attached blindly or decoratively to the wall.
Wall hangings are woven on a loom. In the course of time, the basic principle of weaving has changed little. Woven fabrics are created by weaving weft threads and warp threads. Warp threads are threads that are stretched on the loom. Weft threads are the threads that run perpendicular to the warp threads and are twisted up and down between the warp threads. By using different threads in thicknesses, colours and types of material, the most amazing motifs can be woven. The technique has been used for centuries and is still used today. The loom, on the other hand, has undergone considerable development. Already in antiquity, a simple piece of textile was woven on frames. Over the centuries, the loom has been adapted with smart tools and eventually this development resulted in the use of advanced mechanical looms.