Double weave tapestry "Forest"

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"Forest" is an unusual example of double weave tapestry depicting trees and a variety of wild animals such as deer or roe-deer woven with utmost precision. The tapestry was made in 1994 (signed and dated in the corner) and until 2018 it remained on permanent display in the artists workshop.

It is a unique tapestry made using the rare and extremely difficult, time consuming technique called double cloth or double weave. The cloth was made with utmost precision and love by a renowned folk artist, the winner of the most important award available to folk artist, the Oskar Kolberg prize. As all double weave clothes it has a front (positive) and back (negative) side.

The tapestry is made of pure wool. It will make a perfect decoration hung on a wall in the bedroom or living room or it may be used as a one of its type counterpane or bedspread.

It might be worth noticing that only precious few weavers through the world have mastered the difficult art of double weave which makes the tapestry even more unique.

length: 180cm plus 10 cm of fringes on each side

width: 145cm plus 8 cm of fringes on each side

Double weave cloth is a characteristic, patterned type of fabric typical of folk weaving of north-eastern regions of Poland consisting of two interwoven layers. They are made with two warps (each of a different colour) and two wefts of corresponding colours. One side of the cloth is always the opposite (negative so to speak) of the other. Double weave tapestry is made by hand on special four heddles looms using a plain weave and pure wool threads.


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