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History of Tapestry Wall Covering Ornamented Heraldic Coat of Arms. :

Foreword

It is well known in the whole world that the textile support is characteristic of the spanish culture born to create something with its own personality.

It is considered as a unique piece with a investiment value if all the steps of the original technique are carried out adequately–process that we do in our textile workshop. In this way we conservate a deep-rooted cultural heritage of long tradition.



History

Tapestry wall covering ornamented heraldic coat of arms, or textile drapery was born to be either a ornamental support of heraldic coats of arms or a decorative motif, and at the same time, to deck out castles, palaces, halls, boxes, balconies, lintels.

It started being called tapestry wall covering ornamented heraldic coat of arms, in the middle age and to develop some hispanic peculiarities. There are some remains of that in Roda Cathedral (Aragon, Spain).

Subsequently the development of this artistic and heraldic support –art and nobility expression- continues until its extraterritorial expansion to other countries and continents but always preserving its spanish traits of genealogical expression. Nowdays it is used as a decorative icon instead of the flag, as a symbol of belonging to a place, to a history.

For decades the design, development, manufacture and carrying out in the original process are only carried out in our textile workshop, making a effort to satisfy the increasing demand of new tapestry wall covering ornamented heraldic coat of arms, from different countries of America, Europe and the rest of the world.

The tapestry wall covering ornamented heraldic coat of arms, is a talking weapon wich permits to reproduce better than anything, in one hand, all symbols and its details, and in the other ornamental motifs. For this reason it radiates artistic shapes as a whole, capturing the attention without raucousness. It is the height of the plastic expression since unites all the specialitis (painting, sculpture, craftmanship in precious metals: gold, silver...)

Our work, considerated erudite art due to its techinque, aesthetics and the quality of the materials, adapts itself to the characteristics of every period and allows a creation that can be either classic and traditional or avant-garde.


Style:

  • Traditional / Classic
  • Modern / Avant - Garde


Motives:

- Heraldic:
    Personal: Family, Ecclesiastical
    Institutional: International, National, Regional, Provincial, Local, Military. Representative: Brand name, Entreprise Professional,
    Industrial, Sports, Colleges, Turistic Hotels, Banks.
- Historics

- Religious

- Decorative, Ornamental.



Materials:

- Fine: Silk, espolines, velvet, brocade.

- Precious: Gold, silver, precious stones.

- Treatment: With natural substances of different characteristics depending on the work and whose elaboration time depends on the environmental conditions.



Design:

- Manual



Production:

Manual entirely- Sketch design, style, full size, material tests, Tinting, treatments, woven, etc. Once the work is accepted by the client, the process of realization, Creation or restoration begins.



Technique:

- Traditional, medieval and genuine. In our workshop we make every step of the artesanal process wich begins with the former preparation, the dyeing and reeling of the diverse natural fibres, and then we carry out the work in slip-knot and double twist to guarantee the fidelity and the technical quality of the creation and restoration process.

- Incorporation of rules, criterions, new technology and the most sophisticated techniques, internationally approved to cover the complex world of the restoration, transplants, new designs, maintenance, preservation and advise to the clients: professionals (logos...), institutions (heraldry...), enterprises (brand name), private individuals (coats of arms, decoratives)
- MEASUREMENTS: All sizes and shapes



Hanging:

- Crenellations (for ornamental rod)

- Hidden securing

- Mixed (for ornamental rod, part hidden, part visible)



Shawroom and work gallery:

- Permanent to visit
-Permanent to visit upon request by phone or email



We have available and extensive supply of documentation and files (Archives):

Photographic and written to consult about techniques, origin, Design styles, materials, solutions, ideas, etc.



Personalized budget.




Finished work .
All work made in this workshop has its warranty signature.




BIBLIOGRAFÍA GENERAL

- Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Emblemática General. I.F.C. (C.S.I.C.) 2004

- Proceeding of First Internacional Conference on General Emblematics. I.F.C. (C.S.I.C.) 2004

- Menéndez Pidal de Navascués, F., "Matrices de sellos españoles (siglos XII al XVI)", Madrid 1987.

- Gillingham. Harlod, E., "Spanish Orders of Chivalry and Decorations of Honour", New York, The American numismatic Society. 1926.

- Carson Webster, J., "The Labor of the Monts in Antique and Medieval Art to the Twelfth Century", Princenton, 1938.

- Cadenas y Vicent, Vicente. "Ciencias auxiliares de la genealogía y la Heráldica". Hidalguía, 1975.

- Plowrin, M.L., "Historia del tapiz en Occidente", Barcelona, Seix y Barral, 1955.

- Francesco Nicolau y P. Domenech. En Barcelona, 1337.

- Morant, H. "Historia de la Artes Decorativas", Madrid, Espasa Calpe S.A. 1980.

- Thomas, M., Mainguy, C., Pommiers, S., "El Tapiz". Historia de un Arte. Skira, Carroggio Ediciones. Barcelona 1984.

- I.C.C.R.O.M. Instituto Centrale del Restauro. Roma, 1983.


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