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Bayeux Mont St Michel I and II Belgian tapestry cushions. In these fine tapestry cushions "Bayeux Mont St Michel", we see Duke William's crew preparing for the Battle of Hastings of 1066. This battle was historic as William becomes the first Norman king of England with his victory over King Harold of England. Here we see Mont St Michel, the famous rocky island in Normandy, France, where Saint-Michel monastery has existed since the 8th century. Here we see the soldiers in their attire including chain mail intricately and accurate reproduced. The Bayeux tapestry is an extraordinary historical document that is also a work of art. It reveals the life and culture of the medieval period nearly a thousand years ago in the context of the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings.
Bayeux Navigo Belgiam tapestry cusion is a piece of history, this detail from the Bayeux tapestry cusion shows one of the ships sailing for England to the Battle of Hastings. Though it took a single day, this event in 1066 shaped England's history for years to come. Duke William became the first Normal king of England and Norman culture influenced England during that time period and beyond. Here in this tapestry we see the crew on the boats navigating the seas, with a decorative border of mythological and real animals. The sail across the sea to England took place in warmer months as William had to wait until winter was over to avoid the storms.
Jacquard Woven in Belgium
Size: 16" x 16" Each
70% Cotton 30% Viscose and Polyester
Backed with lining
Zipper for easy insert placement
*Does not include stuffing insert*