The Ladby Tapestry

Tid: September 9 2017 - January 28 2018
Sted: The Johannes Larsen Museum

Experience the Ladby Tapestry in its full length.

Opening: Friday, September 8 at 2:00 PM


The Ladby Tapestry is a 7 metre long embroidery depicting the story of the Ladby Ship: from the day it sailed on the seas in the Viking period until it is immortalized as embroidery in the present time. It was inspired by the 70 metre long Bayeux Tapestry, which depicted the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The tapestry is embroidered with plant-dyed woolen yarn on linen, with the same composition as the Bayeux Tapestry. The middle panel (horizontal) tells the story of the Ladby Ship. The two friezes have the themes of “burial ship” and “ship grave” and show the mythological figures and finds from the past.

The first stitches in the Ladby Tapestry were made in 2011, conceived of and led by Inge Svensmark. Artist Gudrun Heltoft created the drawings that the tapestry was based upon. Anette Nørgaard Bogulski dyed the wool yarn. Last but not least, a team of 16 embroiderers made the tapestry. At the moment, they are working to complete it in time for the exhibition.

Buy the colouring book in the webshop here.

Calendar

Concert with HUSH
October 4, 2018 at 8:00 PM
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Islet and Skerrie
Dec. 1, 2018 - March 17, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Uninhabited isles of the Danes revisited

The Land Painters in Sybergland
Dec.15, 2018 - March 1, 2019
The Johannes Larsen Museeum

Sybergland revisited by the The artists’ group, the Land Painters

News

Search for Christine Swane paintings met with great success
26. June 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our art search was broadcast far and wide with the help of the press, Facebook and by word of mouth. After just a short time, to our great pleasure, we received many responses from people who own artwork by Christine Swane.

Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds
26. March 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our faithful volunteer, Mogens Salling, has spent the last few weeks cleaning and repairing all the bird boxes in Larsen’s garden.

The Coffee House will be temporarily closed
6. February 2018
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The Coffee House at the Johannes Larsen Museum is closing on Feb.1, 2018 due to rebuilding and expansion.

The Ladby Tapestry will be extended
5. December 2017
The Johannes Larsen Museum

The beautiful Ladby Tapestry will be on display at the museum for another two months.