Saturday, March 28, 2009

Photo hunter - hands

Last year when on holiday in France we visited Château d'Angers and here we saw the longest tapestry in the world: Tapisserie de l'Apocalypse. It was amazing and it made me think of all those hands that must have worked on it. Here is a picture of one of the biblical scenes on the tapestry. An impression of the enormity of this tapestry. And this is just part of the tapestry. Can you imagine how big it is? I love doing handworks like embroidery and lately lace. These butterflies are the latest things my hands made doing lace.

14 comments:

julie said...

Wow, that must be impressive!

Happy weekend!

June said...

That's one heck of a tapestry! What art and craftsmanship! If I recall correctly, don't tapestries usually tell a story? This must have been a history book! :-)

laagan said...

I love your take on this week's theme, not so literal.
Thanks for sharing

jams o donnell said...

What an astonishing tapestry. Happy weekend

Aileni said...

Unseen hands - clever.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Excellent and original take on the week's theme.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Mecomber said...

That is amazing!!! How old is it? Truly amazing, thanks for sharing this. My Photo Hunt is up! I hope you get a chance to visit me, too.

http://ilovenewyorktravel.net/photo-hunters-hands/

Happy weekend!

Expat Traveler said...

Wow that's a beautiful find!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a wonderful handcrafts or whatever you call this?

Nice shot... coming in 3 days. Malta here I come...

I will stay at the Radisson SAS BayPoint Hotel.

C u around!

Katney said...

Very nice handwork. My grandmother did drawnwork on linen. She would pull several threads and work a design in the space. She taught me, but it has been a very very long time.

stan said...

the parchments (?) in the first 2 pics look so delicate and beautiful.

ancient one said...

I love your lacy butterflies... it's amazing what talented hands can do!!

girasoli said...

Great interpretation of the theme this week. I wonder how long it took to finish that amazing tapestry?

kay said...

Very nice take on the theme. Mine's up.