Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom.
Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design. Making of a tapestry piece in the Valley involves drawing a design on a paper, which is followed by tracing the same on the canvas for needle-work. Once this is done, it is tightened with in a wooden frame with the help of nails. The wooden frames come in various sizes – the bigger the frame the larger is the size of the tapestry. Usually the sizes remain confined to 1.5’x2’, 3’x2’, 3’x5′, 6’x4, 6’x9′ and 9’x12’, unless ordered to desired specifications.
Place of Origin
Jammu & Kashmir, India.
1.5’x2’, 3’x2’, 3’x5′, 6’x4, 6’x9′ and 9’x12’.
Silk and Wool