Each tapestry has a unique history and Medieval monarchs were very fond of their tapestries. For example, they often took their favorite pieces with them when they traveled to one of their different castles.
So it is not surprising if you become so attached to one of our products.
Medieval Fashion Statement
It is a medieval fashion statement in your living room. An exclusive work of art with a rich history. A Gobelin tells a centuries-old story that gives your home a magical and cosy look.
The warm character and colourful iconography ensure that a beautiful tapestry is quickly accepted as a full member of the family. It’s like a warm blanket for the eye.
Source of inspiration
Tapestries have both an artistic side and an artisanal side.
The tapestries were woven by craftsmen in weaving studios, but the creative design usually came from a well-known artist. Pieter Paul Rubens, for example, made many designs for tapestries.
Most images on tapestries are inspired by the Bible and stories from classical antiquity. War and hunting are also often a source of inspiration. Later, Italian frescoes were used as models.
Emperor Charles V
Emperor Charles V was a true fan of Belgian tapestries.
The small flowers that were used everywhere, the popular ‘Millefleurs Stijl’ from the 15th and 16th centuries, was adopted by Emperor Charles V.
On the occasion of his coronation in 1520, he had nine tapestries woven in Brussels. ‘Los Honores’. These richly illustrated works of art depict the virtues that he wanted to strive for in order to be a good monarch. Among others: faith, honour, wisdom and justice. Emperor Charles was very attached to these tapestries. He always took them with him to his different castles.