What does tapestry mean?
Definitions for tapestry
ˈtæp ə strita·pes·t·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tapestry.
something that resembles a tapestry in its complex pictorial designs
"the tapestry of European history"
a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
A heavy woven cloth, often with decorative pictorial designs, normally hung on walls.
Anything with variegated or complex details.
To decorate with tapestry, or as if with a tapestry.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Cloth woven in regular figures.
Etymology: tapesterie, tapisserie, tapis, Fr. tapetum, Lat.
In the desk
That’s covered o’er with Turkish tapestry,
There is a purse of ducats. William Shakespeare.
The casements are with golden tissue spread,
And horses hoofs, for earth, on silken tap’stry tread. Dryd.
One room is hung with tapestry, in which are wrought the figures of the great persons of the family. Addison.
Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike most woven textiles, 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.Tapestry is relatively fragile, and difficult to make, so most historical pieces are intended to hang vertically on a wall (or sometimes in tents), or sometimes horizontally over a piece of furniture such as a table or bed. Some periods made smaller pieces, often long and narrow and used as borders for other textiles. European tapestries are normally made to be seen only from one side, and often have a plain lining added on the back. However, other traditions, such as Chinese kesi and that of Pre-Columbian Peru, make tapestry to be seen from both sides. Most weavers use a natural warp thread, such as wool, linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives. Tapestry should be distinguished from the different technique of embroidery, although large pieces of embroidery with images are sometimes loosely called "tapestry", as with the famous Bayeux Tapestry, which is in fact embroidered. From the Middle Ages on European tapestries could be very large, with images containing dozens of figures. They were often made in sets, so that a whole room could be hung with them. In late medieval Europe tapestry was the grandest and most expensive medium for figurative images in two dimensions, and despite the rapid rise in importance of painting it retained this position in the eyes of many Renaissance patrons until at least the end of the 16th century, if not beyond. The European tradition continued to develop and reflect wider changes in artistic styles until the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, before being revived on a smaller scale in the 19th century.
a fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery
to adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry
Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. However, it can also be woven on a floor loom as well. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads, those running parallel to the length and those parallel to the width; the warp threads are set up under tension on a loom, and the weft thread is passed back and forth across part or all of the warps. 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. Most weavers use a naturally based warp thread such as linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tap′es-tri, n. an ornamental textile used for the covering of walls and furniture, and for curtains and hangings—divided into two classes, according as they are made in high-warp (haute lisse) or low-warp (basse lisse) looms.—v.t. to adorn with tapestry—n. Tap′et (Spens.). [O. Fr. tapisserie—tapis; a carpet—L. tapete, a carpet, tapestry—Gr. tapēs, -etis—Pers. tabsch.]
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Etymology and Origins
From the French tapisserie, based on the Latin tapes, a carpet.
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The numerical value of tapestry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of tapestry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of tapestry in a Sentence
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission:
Schools should be sanctified places where children can learn without fearing for their lives, but since Sandy Hook there have been more than 100 school shootings across the country, this report represents a tapestry on ways we can help reduce those shootings and we hope states across the country take a good look.
This is what happens we have a more inclusive democracy, a democracy that is more reflective of the tapestry of our community, we know that when we do the work the community turns out in historical numbers.
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Great speeches have always had great soundbites. The problem now is that the young technicians who put together speeches are paying attention only to the soundbite, not to the text as a whole, not realizing that all great soundbites happen by accident, which is to say, all great soundbites are yielded up inevitably, as part of the natural expression of the text. They are part of the tapestry, they aren't a little flower somebody sewed on.
They are very different candidates, obama was 20 years younger. He was about to be the first African-American president. He presented a different tapestry for how you measure a candidate.
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- tapetti, tapetoida, tapiseerataFinnish
- arazzo, tappezzeriaItalian
- gobelin, wandtapijtDutch
- таписѐрија, tapisèrijaSerbo-Croatian
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