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

Expedition tent in the garden
From June 23 until August 10
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How green is the grass in Larsen’s garden?

Green garden pictures and green fingers
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 3 PM, July 3 until August 9
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Do you have a green thumb?

Beer, operetta and a campfire
Sunday, August 19, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
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Good for body and soul

Valuation Day at the Museum
Lørdag den 8. september kl. 11-14
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Har du noget spændende i gemmerne, som du gerne vil have vurderet af en ekspert?

News

Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds
26. March 2018
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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
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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
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The beautiful Ladby Tapestry will be on display at the museum for another two months.

Read the private letters and diaries of the Funen painters
5. December 2017
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Thousands of private letters to and from the Funen painters and their circle are now available to the public.