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Tapestry in good condition, (about 100 years). Reproduction medieval motif. Burlap added behind. Beautiful decorative object. DESCRIPTION This tapestry presents three stages of wool work. On the right, a seated young girl holds a sheep against her that she is about to shear. Her dress, although it falls back in generous folds, is indeed that of a peasant woman. A comb is hung on her belt while she holds in one hand forces, the upper part of which can be seen. In the center, a young standing man balls the wool of a skein placed on a reel, or drum. Its elegant purple testifies to its noble condition. On his belt, white, wide and draped, hang various tools specific to the shepherd: one recognizes, among others, in the center, a knife "sharp". Both have with them the accessory par excellence of the shepherd, the houlette, a kind of long wooden rod terminated by a small shovel. On the left, a young girl sits on her lap a ribbon strainer, a small portable loom used by women to make stripes and ribbons. Three shuttles hang from her belt while she holds a fourth in her hand. She wears a thin shirt and a wide skirt covered with a loose dress whose folds cascade back. This tapestry is part of a series of three pieces, commonly called La tapisure de La Noble Pastorale: "pastorale" because it describes various activities of shepherds and shepherdesses, and "noble" because it mainly features young lords and noble ladies who play shepherds. These "sheepfolds" were very fashionable at the end of the Middle Ages throughout Europe, because they were both eminently decorative and less expensive to make than the large historiated suites.

Tapisserie en bon état, ( environ 100 ans). Reproduction motif medieval. Toile de jute rajoutée derrière. Bel objet de décoration. DESCRIPTION Cette tapisserie présente trois étapes du travail de la laine. À droite, une jeune fille assise maintient contre elle une brebis qu'elle s'apprête à tondre. Sa robe, bien qu'elle retombe en plis généreux, est bien celle d'une paysanne. Un peigne est accroché à sa ceinture tandis qu'elle tient dans une main des forces, dont on aperçoit la partie supérieure. Au centre, un jeune homme debout met en pelote la laine d'un écheveau placé sur un dévidoir, ou touret. Son pourpoint élégant témoigne de sa condition noble. À sa ceinture, blanche, large et drapée, pendent divers outils propres au berger : on y reconnaît, entre autres, au centre, un couteau "aigu". Tous deux ont avec eux l'accessoire par excellence du berger, la houlette, sorte de longue tige de bois terminée par une petite pelle. À gauche, une jeune fille assise tient sur ses genoux une passette à ruban, petit métier à tisser portatif utilisé par les femmes pour confectionner galons et rubans. Trois navettes pendent à sa ceinture tandis qu'elle en tient une quatrième dans la main. Elle porte une fine chemise et une large jupe recouvertes d'une robe ample dont les plis retombent en cascade. Cette tapisserie fait partie d'une série de trois pièces, appelée couramment La tenture de La Noble Pastorale : "pastorale" car elle décrit diverses activités de bergers et de bergères, et "noble" car elle met en scène essentiellement des jeunes seigneurs et nobles dames qui jouent aux pâtres. Ces "bergeries" étaient très en vogue à la fin du Moyen Âge dans toute l'Europe, car elles étaient à la fois éminemment décoratives et moins coûteuses à réaliser que les grandes suites historiées.

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Tapestry in good condition, (about 100 years). Reproduction medieval motif. Burlap added... [Read more]

Dimension : H140 x W180

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