Modern-day gobelins emerged along with a textile factory in Paris, named after a family of French dyers. The enterprise began in the mid-15th century, when Jean Gobelin and Philibert Gobelin set up a dye works on the outskirts of Paris. The family business flourished, and in the early 17th century King Henry IV of France turned the works into a tapestry factory under Flemish weavers. History of Gobelins
What is a Gobelin?
Gobelins are hand-embroidered tapestries, sewed with special threads by skilled craftsmen/craftswomen. Gobelins are usually inspired from famous paintings or religious art. A gobelin lasts depending on the quality of its threads. At least 200 years are needed until its colors begin to fade. Gobelin FAQ
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" / reproduction after Johannes Vermeer /
Handmade Needlepoint Tapestry
Painter: Johannes Vermeer
Dimensions: 41 x 36 cm ~ 16.53" x 14.17"
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel) is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks and as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritius Gallery in the Hague. It is sometimes referred to as “the Mona Lisa of the North” or “the Dutch Mona Lisa”.
Jan or Johannes Vermeer van Delft, b. October 1632, d. December 1675, a Dutch genre painter who lived and worked in Delft, created some of the most exquisite paintings in Western art.
His works are rare. Of the 35 or 36 paintings generally attributed to him, most portray figures in interiors. All his works are admired for the sensitivity with which he rendered effects of light and color and for the poetic quality of his images.
Dimension: 41cm x 36cm ~ 16.14" x 14.17" (size of original painting 43x39cm)
Number of colors: 50 (high difficulty & accuracy)
Made of 100% cotton thread.
This gobelin is for sale with a beautiful French classic frame.
The creator has been busy working on this project for 5(five) months.
To realize an original gobelin is a difficult work involving the creation of the model on computer and his effective sewing.
That means about 1-2 days of work at the computer for the chart, and then 3-4 months to obtain a gobelin of A4 sheet size, depending on the complexity of the model. For sewing the original gobelins, the creator is using mouline Anchor threads in about 90 colors for each model.
The costs of such a model are quite high because many gobelins, was required to purchase over 120 skeins having in mind that some colors are more than one skein. Canvas is special used for gobelins, traced squares in the 10×10 points to fill which require 100 stitches on the front and 100 inside.
On sewing there are no nodes.
To frame the gobelins is as difficult as to realize it. The choosen frames are of a very high quality, assorted pass-partout colors from gobelins and anti reflexive glass.
Thank you for viewing !!!