"The Wolf Hunt:" a Mortlake Tapestry

In our collection at Agecroft Hall, we have about ten tapestries. Tapestries were very expensive and indicated that the owner was a wealthy person. Tapestries also brought warmth and color to drafty manor homes and castles--some tapestries were even hung over doorways with slits cut in them to cut down on drafts. While most of our tapestries seem to be predominantly green or blue, these woven pieces were once vibrantly hued to provide color in dark rooms, especially in the colder months when natural light becomes scarce so early in the day. Tapestries were also teaching tools, illustrating any number of stories as the most common designs for tapestries are based on biblical stories, and hist

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