A wonderful achievement on this beautiful tapestry
Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Maggie Wood, Keeper of Social History,
Warwickshire Museum Service
The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Warwickshire was woven in the 1590s, and was one of a set of four tapestry maps made to hang in Ralph Sheldon’s house in south Warwickshire.
It’s a rare and wonderful pictorial representation of Elizabethan Warwickshire – a bird’s eye view of Shakespeare’s landscape.