Tapestries Made From Broadloom Carpet
by Russell Webb
We all know that tapestries are rich in history, but did you know
that tapestries date back as far as 3rd century BC in Greece? This
form of textile art has a modern counterpart in the form of Carpet
Sculpture. With recent advances in technology Carpet Sculpture has
emerged as an attractive option for tapestry collectors and admirers.
woven tapestries, the medium of a carpet sculptor is broadloom carpet.
The differences between the two methods are akin to a comparison
between a flat 2 dimensional plane and a depth oriented 3 dimensional
common two dimensional tapestries are produced on vertical looms,
whereas the three dimensional broadloom tapestries are produced
through a sophisticated inlay process on horizontal table-top surfaces.
3-D effect is only established when the details of the tapestry
are carved and beveled by a well trained carpet sculptor who uses
a special high speed carving tool. This carving style can reflect
simple clean lines or more advanced bas-relief like effects.
are numerous carpet styles that can be integrated into a broadloom
tapestry, these range from short dense pile heights to the thicker
plush styles. Furthermore the style can have a loop element or even
a patterned design. Often a tapestry will reflect a few broadloom
styles within the whole composition.
versatility in design makes the broadloom tapestry an attractive
choice for wall hangings in corporate or residential interiors.
They are particularly suitable for large scale applications. The
scaled up versions can be installed in panel sections that are seamed
together invisibly. Smaller Tapestries can be professionally mounted
and hung like a traditional tapestry.
in tapestry designs can originate with a photograph, a style of
art, or a unique theme like horse racing, golfing, or a landscape
setting. They can even reflect a story or a family history.
wrapping up this article, we’ve seen a fascinating glimpse
into the evolving world of modern textile art. Broadloom tapestries
have taken on a new 3-dimensional look that captures the attention
of art enthusiasts and expresses a depth never before seen in tapestry
2007 Russell Webb
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