And here are today's numbers:26 The Moor
In Spain, under the influence of the Islamic civilization of The Moors
(756-1492), Blackwork was popular.
Blackwork, sometimes historically termed Spanish Blackwork
, is a form of embroidery. Traditionally Blackwork featured geometric designs on white linen, using the wool from black sheep. This technique is thought to have influenced the development of cross stitch.8 Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry (English /baɪˈjɜːr/ or US /bɑːˈjuː/, /beɪˈjuː/; French: Tapisserie de Bayeux, IPA: [tapisʁi də bajø], or La telle du conquest) is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 meters (230 ft) long and 50 centimeters (20 in) tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.The Bayeux tapestry is one of the supreme achievements of the Norman Romanesque .... Its survival almost intact over nine centuries is little short of miraculous ... Its exceptional length, the harmony and freshness of its colors, its exquisite workmanship, and the genius of its guiding spirit combine to make it endlessly fascinating.
The tapestry consists of some fifty scenes with Latin tituli, embroidered on linen with colored woolen yarns. It is likely that it was commissioned by Bishop Odo, William's half-brother, and made in England—not Bayeux—in the 1070's. In 1729 the hanging was rediscovered by scholars at a time when it was being displayed annually in Bayeux Cathedral. The tapestry is now exhibited at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux in Bayeux, Normandy, France.
(This excerpt was taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry
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I have had the opportunity to visit the museum and see this piece. It is stunning.