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.