Landscape, Pastorals & Maritime

Designs resembling paintings from the 18th century with a more realistic scale were woven. Maritime and port scenes were popular subjects with Flemish weavers. Flemish was a Dutch language spoken in Flanders, a region divided between Belgium, France and the Netherlands. From the Dutch, Vlamisch Tapestry designs show country houses in idyllic landscapes and well laid out gardens, The Haywain and Lake Como being excellent examples.

Old merchant ships, dock scenes and maps also feature here. A splendid series of tapestries showing the seasons with a particularly large seasonal tapestry are found in this section.

Beautiful landscape, pastorals and maritime tapestries and designs are available for purchase at Classic Tapestries. Not all are available for viewing on the website. We welcome enquiries. Please contact us for further designs.

NM2079 MEDIEVAL MUSIC

From a 16th Century Tapestry showing musicians from the King's Court playing by the banks of the Loire River. Loom woven

NM2080 BAYEUX-THE NORMAN FLEET

A tapestry showing the Norman Fleet crossing the English Channel and arriving near Hastings. Loom woven

NM2088 BAYEUX-WILLIAM SAILS FOR ENGLAND

In 1066 Duke William of Normand Sails across the Channel for an invasion of England. Loom woven

LP6202 SPRING

In the foreground a young goat eats new leaves, whilst two doves court. The scene shows the fresh growth and flowers of Spring with a windmill in the distance. Loom woven

LP6203 SUMMER

A flock of sheep is watched over by a sheepdog,with flowers and sheaves of wheatin the foreground. The trees show the heavier foliage of Summer with the farm buildings in the distance. Loom woven

LP6204 AUTUMN

The leaves are turning on the trees, whilst in the forground a basket of fruit, the pheasants and deer reveal it is now Autumn. In the distance is an oast house abd bridge. Loom woven

LP6205 WINTER

Around a lake the deciduous trees have lost their leaves. A spaniel and a rooster encounter each other and in the foreground the plants are those which inhabit the Winter woods. Loom woven

LP6206 SPRING AND SUMMER

A tapestry showing lush foliage,plants and flowers with goats, doves and sheep from pastoral life, against a soft background with a windmill and farm buildings. A beautiful border complements this design. Loom woven

LP6207 AUTUMN AND WINTER

A tapestry showing the trees turning their autumn colours and losing their leaves with the deer, pheasants and ducks of the forests and woodlands around a lake with the back ground revealing the oast house, bridge and ruin.

A beautiful border complements this magnificent design. Loom woven.

LP6208 THE FOUR SEASONS

This magnificent tapestry depicts the seasonal cycle of plants flowers and animals throughout the year. Loom woven

LP6209 THE HARBOUR

A tapestry showing a Venetian port scene, across the harbour lies the town. Loom woven

LP6210 MAP OF THE WORLD

A tapestry of an ancient map. This is available with and without hanging loops. Loom woven

LP211 NAVAL BATTLE

A tapestry showing tall ships engaged in a battle on the high seas, this tapestry features an unusual border. Loom woven

LP6232 THE HAYWAIN

A tapestry of this famous and idyllic scene in soft appealing colours. This tapestry is available either with or without hanging loops. Loom woven

LP6233 THE RIDERS

A nobleman and Lady ride out of the forest to water their horses at the lake, followed by their dogs. Loom woven

LP6234 THE SWANS

A beautiful landscape scene, with swans on the lake and a garden temple in the distance. Loom woven

LP6235 CHASSE A COURRE

Riders, horses and hounds gather for the hunt, through forest and open fields. Loom woven

LP6236 CHASSE A LA CAMPAGNE

A tapestry depicting a hunt through the countryside. A beautifully detailed border surrounds this tapestry. Loom woven

LP6237 VENETIAN PORT

An early morning port scene showing ships and galleons in the harbour, with traders and merchants conducting business harbourside. Loom woven

LP6212 MERCHANT'S SHIP

A ship in the port with merchants and traders conducting their business and the classical city across the harbour. Loom woven