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Aubusson map tapestry unveiling

3 Jun (edited)
2023/6/3 2:34:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

On the occasion of the unveiling of the fourteenth work of the Aubusson Tolkien Tapestries, the Cité internationale de la tapisserie is organizing a weekend event.

All weekend, June 10th and 11th, come discover the "Map of Middle-Earth" tapestrycarpet and participate in workshops and entertainments, for young and old

?Open 10am - 6pm both days

La Cité internationale de la tapisserie à Aubusson a signé une convention avec le Tolkien Estate pour la réalisation d'une série exclusive de quatorze tapisseries et deux tapis.

Après 10 mois de tissage par l'Atelier Guillot, le deuxième tapis de la tenture "Aubusson tisse Tolkien" sera révélée au public le 9 juin 2023 !

Le tapis "Map of Middle-Earth" est extrait d’une carte de Christopher Tolkien, réalisée sous la direction de son père, J. R. R. Tolkien. Le tapis mesurera 3,23 mètres de hauteur sur 4,64 mètres de largeur.


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3 Jun (edited)
2023/6/3 6:35:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is not a tapestry but a carpet, not sure that anyone would dare walk on it though.

This could be the last weaving that was part of the original agreement, but I hope that the Tolkien Estate allows additional tapestries to be made.

I would love to see the 1937 UK dust-jacket for The Hobbit as an example.
9 Jun (edited)
2023/6/9 13:56:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
First images from Tolkiendil !

9 Jun
2023/6/9 14:47:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

This could be the last weaving that was part of the original agreement, but I hope that the Tolkien Estate allows additional tapestries to be made.

They already modified the original deal, "The forest of Lothlorien in the spring" and "Orthanc" seems to be cancelled, Moria Gate and the map are added. Per Denis Bridoux, the following two will be "Beleg finds Gwindor in Taur-na-Fúin" and "The Gardens of the Merking's palace", and the Estate is open to more adaptation proposals.
9 Jun
2023/6/9 14:52:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

zionius wrote:

Trotter wrote:

This could be the last weaving that was part of the original agreement, but I hope that the Tolkien Estate allows additional tapestries to be made.

They already modified the original deal, "The forest of Lothlorien in the spring" and "Orthanc" seems to be cancelled, Moria Gate and the map are added. Per Denis Bridoux, the following two will be "Beleg finds Gwindor in Taur-na-Fúin" and "The Gardens of the Merking's palace", and the Estate is open to more adaptation proposals.

That is great news.
9 Jun (edited)
2023/6/9 19:27:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The live video is available online; I have had it start at the start of the coverage as they were about 45 mins late.



9 Jun
2023/6/9 21:44:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I was there and the moment was absolutely memorable.
I had the pleasure to meet and have some warm and great conversations with members of the Tolkien family.
I'm still all moved what a day !

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