Description : Woven fabric used for decorative purposes, incorporating a woven design. Designs are usually floral, landscape or tell some kind of story. Tapestry is both stiffer and heavier than brocade. The warp threads are usually cotton or linen. The decorative weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may also be silk, silver, gold or something else, depending on the effect sought.
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Origins and history : The earliest known tapestries date from the 3rd century before the Christian era in ancient Greece. The production of tapestries greatly expanded from the 14th century onwards in Europe. They are still made today, although production has waned dramatically.
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