ETYM French tapissere, from tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, from tapis a carpet, carpeting, Late Lat. tapecius, from Latin tapete carpet, tapestry, Greek. Related to Tapis, Tippet.
1. A heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery; SYN. tapis.
2. A wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs; SYN. arras.
3. Something that is felt to resemble a tapestry in its complexity.
Ornamental woven textile used for wall hangings, furniture, and curtains. The tapestry design is threaded into the warp with various shades of yarn. The great European centers of tapestry weaving were in Belgium, France, and England.
Tapestries have been woven for centuries in many countries, and during the Middle Ages the art was practiced in monasteries. European tapestries of the 13th century frequently featured oriental designs brought back by the Crusaders. The Gobelins tapestry factory of Paris was made a royal establishment in the 17th century. In England, William Morris established the Merton Abbey looms in the late 19th century. Other designers have included the painters Raphael, Rubens, and Burne-Jones.
Umetnički izrađen ćilim sa slikama predela ili figuralnim scenama za zastiranje zidova nazvan po čuvenom bojadisaču Goblenu, koji je živeo u prvoj polovini 16. veka.
Vez u tehnici polukružića. (fr.)
Ćilimarstvo; vez na retkom platnu, sličam ćilimskom vezu; taknina ili hartija za oblaganje zidova; tapetarska radnja.