The Bel Oiseau tapestry cushion is the result of an endangered craft, woven on the last “tapestry” looms in the Lille metropolis. The weaving is very technical due to the complexity of the mixtures of yarn colours and the incredible diversity of the combined weave effects. Once reserved for the monumental rooms of castles and royal palaces, industrial tapestry invaded bourgeois interiors in the 19th century, before making a comeback in the middle of the 20th century.
On a background of brown foliage, an elegant grey crane flies, a beautiful bird familiar to our territories and migratory with the seasons. The hand-drawn motif is based on the solid technique of lacquered screens. The darker background brings out the lighter motifs and gives density to the whole. The relief is further enhanced by the highly textured material of the tapestry. The back is in Maine linen in the colour “spelt”: a warm neutral that echoes one of the shades of the main design. The raw linen piping brings a neat finish to this rare and precious product, which your interior will definitely adopt.