2008 Weave of the week #11: Ribbon magic

Woven unicorn ribbon with flowers and gold

Woven unicorn ribbon with flowers and gold thread

“There is a pleasant abandon in ribbons. And like all frail and lovely things they have a hold on life that coarser woollen stuffs cannot boast!”

Paul Rodier wrote that in the 1930s about French ribbons.  He was writing about the era of Cardinal Richelieu, but I think the statement applies to the modern woven unicorn ribbon that is this week’s weave of the week. I don’t know whether it’s French or not, but its Unicorn-Tapestry-like imagery makes me think that it is. The ribbon’s unicorns are padded with a thick woolen yarn, so that they’re three-dimensional, and everything is outlined and embellished with glittery gold yarn. (There is a picture of the back side of this remarkable ribbon on my Gallery page.) And to see The Unicorn Tapestries, go to www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/the_cloisters




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