Tapestry art on walls here in Venice is popular since Venice was created one thousand years ago. Imagine silk, tapestry walls as art features?  I stayed on a five-hundred-year-old palazzo where many rooms were covered in historical tapestry.

A tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. it was used in Italy in many palazzos. I see it in Venice frequently. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike most woven textiles, where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. It is important to know the difference and appreciate the work that goes into it.

Wonderful historical tapestry here Ca Sagredo Hotel Venice.

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Tapestry is a heavy handwoven reversible textile used for hangings, curtains, and upholstery. Or in this case and characterized by complicated pictorial designs, on palazzo walls. It was a display of wealth and luxury living. It is also common to see a nonreversible imitation of tapestry used chiefly for upholstery. The images in this article are 500 hundred years old and they are untouched.

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Sleep Concierge

Hence the arrival of sleepcations. Hotel breaks are designed around getting a restful night’s sleep, so you go home feeling genuinely refreshed.

It all comes down to the art on the wall you choose to sleep in.

Tapestry Handbags

Vintage handbags were also come to see and use during this era as well. I predict winter accessories for any occasion.

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Throughout many palazzos here in Venice it was very common to commission an artist and create your very own museums of art.

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This ballroom overlooking the Grand Canal is just spectacular to sit and loot and the tapestry. Can you imagine the sketching on the paper to finally start this?

Heruka Art

This contemporary Hotel Heureka has incorporated historical tapestry works with modern furniture.

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Home & Design

It all comes down to personal taste. It is a different way to bring warmth in cold homes like a villa in Tuscany. Italian homes can be and are very old and cold. Those that live in a palace it is hard work to keep them warm.

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Staircases are opulent and tapestry and fresco art are very common to bring a cosey vibe and ambience into ones homes.

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Tapestry Wall Paper

Very popular in hotels and Dolce & Gabbana store in Venice. They look amazing and also used in England, Castle Howard has fabulous examples of tapestry walls.


This looked and felt wonderful in Hotel Palazzetto here in Venice.

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Hotel Excelsior Lido

This hotel had 100-year-old tapestry walls within the rooms. It was at Hotel Excelsior which is famous for the Venice film festival very popular indeed.

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Great for photoshoots too. Try a Venice headpiece art too.

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How To Choose Your Tapestry Art

Rubelli Group is a famous Venetian family that create amazing luxury fabrics and furnishing.

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With fabrics Made in Italy, one has endless amounts of choices to create their own wellness within their homes.

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There are endless choices using velvets and many various colours to get a fantastic warm feel. This palazzo was very old and cold. But with the right tapestry work and furnishing, it is so welcoming, comfortable without compromising the historical building.

Don’t be afraid to throw in colours, like purple to complete your interior design.

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