This is a beautiful tapestry that hangs in a two-story foyer in my home.

I think it is so beautiful. I admire it regularly.

I’ve admired this tapestry my whole life. It used to hang in a long, tiled hall in my parent’s home next to a grandfather clock.

My dad bought this on one of his many trips to China. As a reminder, my dad was a toy salesman. As you can imagine, many toy manufacturers are based in China and Hong Kong. This meant, my dad made lots of trips overseas.

And he always came home with fun and interesting gifts for all of us. This was one of them.

We don’t know that much about this tapestry. We think it is old. Maybe it’s Tibetan? Perhaps Chinese?

But we hope to learn more about it soon, and when we do I’ll fill you in. Until then, I will continue to enjoy wondering who made it and what all of the images mean.

Do you guys have any ideas? The story I’ve made up is that it is a wedding party. The bride and groom are in the carriage with their wedding party, and the family is represented above them. The lovely birds are there to protect them and offer them luck in their matrimony.

I don’t really know, but it’s fun to make stuff up!


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4 thoughts on “Tapestry

  1. Antiques Roadshow! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW! Maybe you’ll be the most valuable item right at the close of the show!!

    I used to think people who watched Antiques Roadshow were old and dorky.

    Let’s just think about that for a minute, shall we?


  2. It’s exquisite.
    I wonder if each of the characters represents a part of their culture or history.
    At first glance I thought of Cinderella.
    You’ll have to keep us informed.
    Thanks for sharing..

  3. The first thing that came to mind is that it seems like all the women are sitting and the men are standing…then I got to thinking about a book I read where the women would have their feed bound to make them more attractive wives – of course, they couldn’t walk or anything – but apparently, it made them really attractive to the opposite sex. Yuck – interesting book though.

    I wonder if you brought it to one of those Antiques Roadshow things what they could tell you – it is beautiful and looks old. What are the circle shaped things around the sides? Peacocks? People? Ladies standing – which would ruin my whole earlier theory?

    • The round things are peacocks surrounded by crystals… They’re the prettiest part of the whole thing. But of course the photo I took of them was totally blurry. And I was too lazy to take more photos. lol…

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