Chapter 6, Tapestry

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Internal Fittings of Houses

Reverting to the dwellings, it may be explained that the walls of the hall were covered with hangings or tapestry, which were called in Anglo-Saxon, wah-hraegel, or wah-rift, wall-clothing. These appear sometimes to have been mere plain clothes, but at other times they were made of silk, richly ornamented, and not infrequently embroidered in needle work of gold with historical subjects. As early as the seventh century, Aldhelm speaks of the Read More >>>

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