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!