Friday, June 24, 2016

15C Picnic

15C The Repas Champetre Tapestry which could translate to meal in the fields. Originally woven at Tournai at the end of the 15C, this tapestry depicts richly-dressed countryfolk holding a banquet not in a formal garden, but in a rustic landscape. Shepherds & their charges surround the diners. Music comes from a bagpiper in the distance and a shepherd boy in the foreground. 

1 comment:

  1. Not only food, wine and music were being enjoyed in this rural idyll. All the ladies and the gents seemed to be deeply involved short term sex and perhaps long term courtship.

    I think I would have liked a bit more privacy, when sorting out my love life.