Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday Wonder: The Bayeux Tapestry

In the New Year, The Folio Society, in London, will release its limited-edition reproduction of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. By any stretch of the imagination, the edition will be remarkable. Each of the 480 numbered copies will be displayed in a custom scroll box fitted with handles that will allow for beginning-to-end viewing. 

The Folio Society describes its edition as "the first ever reproduction of the entire length of the tapestry as a single image, printed continuously on a scroll around 44 metres long — roughly two-thirds the size of the original." The purchase price is expected to be approximately $2000. (For additional details, see Joe's Blog by Joe Whitlock Blundell, the production director of the society's limited edition program.)

The video below offers a sneak peek of the prototype.

The Folio Society on FaceBook and Instagram

The Folio Society Limited Editions Program

The Bayeux Museum 

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