Verdure Tapestry Removed for Conservation

Verdure Tapestry
September 10 2014 | Castle

The verdure tapestry in the Inner Hall of the Castle was taken down yesterday for conservation but don’t worry it will be back again soon looking even more impressive!

This particular tapestry was woven in Aubusson, central France, in the eighteenth century and depicts a hunting scene. The word ‘verdure’ derives from the French word ‘vert’, meaning green. Initially, verdure tapestries were characterised by their green tones, complex foliage and flower motifs. Forests and woodlands were typical scenes. As their popularity rose, more expensive designs incorporating wildlife were produced.