Epic Embroidery, The Bayeaux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry tells the epic story, in wool thread embroidered on linen cloth, of William, Duke of Normandy who became King of England in 1066 after the Battle of Hastings. Despite its name, the Bayeux Tapestry is actually an embroidery in wool thread on linen cloth. The story it tells, based on imagery like stained glass windows, is both an epic poem and a moralistic work. 

Visit the Museum and explore the intricacies in high resolution 

Long form articles:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explore-medieval-masterpiece-bayeux-tapestry-stunning-detail-180977020/

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-bayeux-tapestry-chronicles-epic-ancient-battle-england

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/architecture-and-math-show-bayeux-tapestry-decorated-cathedral-180973423/

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