Bayeux Bell Pull

£50.00

This fine tapestry Bayeux Bell Pull has been faithfully reproduced from various scenes found on the Bayeux Tapestry. Original 11th century. The 230' x 20" of linen is made up of eight lengths. Embroidered in two ply wool using stem & outline stitch for contours. We can distinguish the eight colours used. Applied at random or to emphasize a dramatic effect. In fifty scenes it displays a wealth of subjects 623 humans 202 horses 55 dogs 505 creatures 37 buildings 41 ships 49 trees & nearly 2000 letters. It includes hunting ship building navigation cooking battles & defence work. Many who had taken part in these events were still alive when it was made so accurate depiction is likely. Recent analysis suggests that contrary to past belief that it was probably made at Canterbury being one of Europe's leading embroidery schools.Please note: As this bell pull is hand finished the sizing may differ from piece to piece

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