Centuries ago tapestry was one of the first real home decor items. Serving two purposes, tapestries are the true beginning of the interior design fundamental core of form and function. These lovely woven items hung on the stone walls of damp castles mainly to keep rooms warm, and to absorb both dampness and sound from the rooms. As time passed, the weavings became very detailed, bright, less insulators and more decor.
This sweet French tapestry was another find from my road trip. It was rolled up and in a huge basket of fabric remnants in an antique shop. Stamped France on the back these pieces were mainly made for the tourist trade from the early 1900's on. At over five feet long this piece is perfect for a headboard application. However, I will be hanging this tapestry at Le Potager behind a beautiful antique French sofa using tassel clips on a drapery pole.