Friday, 31 January 2020

Silk Drapes for the Chapel


The Chapel of Saint Hubert at the Royal Chateau of Amboise.
Chapel of Saint Hubert at the Chateau Royal d'Amboise.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

Cloth of Gold, that fabled textile from the Middle Ages, has a long association with the city of Tours.

In 1495, twenty-five years before the royal camp that became known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold, the silk workers of Tours delivered to the King more than six aunes (nearly 7 metres) of Cloth of Gold embellished with fleurs de lys, for the new chapel constructed at the Chateau of Amboise.

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