My Mazamet

Life at № 42

(Often Overlooked) Modern Artistic Wonders of Weaving

via tapestry ||| sotheby’s This is up for auction again – not sure why, but usually when things come up for sale just a year or two after they were … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · 20 Comments

The Mezzaro & Other Textiles (an update)

The person you see in the video is J.C. Bordes. He’s a local artisan with shops here in Mazamet, in Labastide Rouairoux and in Albi – and he makes woodblock … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 20 Comments

Beautiful Things: Indian Palampore or Genovese Mezzaro “Tapestries”

“A palampore is a type of hand-painted and mordant-dyed bed cover that was made in India for the export market during the eighteenth century and very early nineteenth century. Only … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 15 Comments

Exceptional Beauty: Up Close and Personal with Goya

Boys with Mastiffs, de Goya y Lucientes Prado Museum 1786. Oil on canvas, 112 x 145 cm. “Two boys hold two large, muzzled mastiffs by their leads. On the collar … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · 67 Comments

Pastoral Amusements

Isn’t that room stunning? The tapestry you see on the wall on the left is the Cheval Fondu from the Amusements Champêtres series. It was thought to be Beauvais but … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 25 Comments

Comments not loading + this brand new life

I click on the orange thingy on the upper right hand of the screen and nothing happens. That means I can only answer comments from the post itself, and then … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 17 Comments