October 18, 2012

Tapestry


tapestry |ˈtapistrē|
noun ( pl. -tries)
a piece of thick textile fabric with pictures or designs formed by weaving colored weft threads or by embroidering on canvas, used as a wall hanging or furniture covering.
• figurative used in reference to an intricate or complex combination of things or sequence of events a tapestry of cultures, races, and customs.
DERIVATIVES
tapestried adjective
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French tapisserie, from tapissier ‘tapestry worker’ or tapisser ‘to carpet,’ from tapis‘carpet, tapis.’
VIKA GAZINSKAYA Woolsilk Brocade Tapestry DressImages from Lyst.