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Tapestry ≠ carpet on the wall, but the culture and art passed down

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There are many similarities between tapestries and carpets, but the differences are also obvious. As the name suggests, carpets are used on the ground, and tapestries are used to decorate the walls and even the top. The purpose of floor carpets is mainly reflected in the use value, with practicality as the main decoration as supplement. Tapestry is the opposite. The purpose of tapestry lies in decorative value. Generally, it can have hand-woven landscape paintings, figure paintings and other subjects, which can be regarded as artistic decorations with high ornamental value.

Some tapestry craftsmanship are based on carpet craftsmanship for processing and modification, and some use other knitting methods such as weaving, weaving, knotting, winding, stringing, net buckle, etc., and some use thick thread, thick rope or other soft Knitted tapestries with staple stitches of high-quality materials, and tapestries with three-dimensional decorations on the basis of flat carpets. Such a variety of weaving and knitting techniques provide a very rich artistic language for tapestry design.

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Tapestry is a long-standing indoor decoration method. Northwest China has had the custom of hanging carpets on the walls since ancient times for protection from the cold or decoration. The earliest physical tapestries in China are the fragments of the plain weave "head portrait" carpets of the Western Han Dynasty unearthed from the ancient Loulan site in Lop Nur, Xinjiang. Tapestry is also of great significance in medieval Europe. In addition to decoration, it is also used as an important historical carrier for recording political events and key battles.

The oldest surviving in Europe is the Bayeux tapestry made in France in the 11th century. It is a figure painting tapestry with the theme of historical wars, which is woven with wool and linen threads. Since the 20th century, modernist painters Picasso and Matisse have also participated in the design of tapestries drawings. European traditional plain woven tapestries have been declining day by day, replaced by various hand-knitted crafts and abstract art style fiber art tapestries.

In many cases, the tapestries passed down through these changes have already surpassed the original historical meaning and artistic value. Many historically famous tapestries, such as Bayeux tapestries, Bayeux tapestries, and other treasures, are no longer just simple works of art. They are expensive to carry and carry rich content. They are hung in the castles of nobles and royal families. They are often endowed with profound political significance and historical value at the beginning of their birth.

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If you are thinking about how to decorate your walls, then tapestry is definitely a choice that will not disappoint you. Tapestry not only has practical functions such as cold protection, warmth, moisture resistance, light absorption, and sound insulation, but also can beautify the environment and cultivate people's emotions. , Enrich people's spiritual life, whether you hang them by the window or behind the chair, these clever decorations can add color, texture and pattern to the space, so that people can fully appreciate the ancient but lasting charm of the tapestry. The beauty of art.

How to hang the blanket on the wall? This is a problem. The easiest way is to use nails. This method is suitable for larger fabrics, otherwise small holes will be formed in the fabric. Hang it in a corner, make a casual curtain, or fix it with a row of nails to make it look straight. If you have a curved wall or don't want to leave a small hole in the wall, then consider using Velcro tape to stick the tapestry to the wall.

A heavier tapestry may require more support. First prepare a wooden frame or plywood on the wall, then stretch and fold the tapestry onto the frame, and fix it with a staple gun. You can also use a pole to hang the tapestry, add a pole bag on the back of the tapestry to hang the tapestry through the pole, or nail it directly to the pole. If the tapestry is rectangular or very large, you can also cover it on the pole so that the pole will not be seen.

The origin of tapestry is related to art. Painting on textiles is also the original form of tapestry. Since it is a painting, a frame is naturally needed. For decorative tapestry of artistic creation, a frame can be well fixed. The location can better protect this artwork and better show its value. Some fragile fabrics and smaller tapestries can also be fixed with picture frames as personalized wall decorations.

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