The tapestry makers pass the colored threads of the plot on the warp threads fixed on the loom.
It is an intermediate workpiece between picture and embroidery. The figures are superimposed on existing tissue in the embroidery.
The name ‘Arazzo’ (cloth of raza) comes from the town of Arraz where the best tapestries were produced in the Middle Ages.
The fourteenth and fifteenth century marked the heyday of the tapestry technique.
Several factories specialized in the production of tapestries in Europe producing artworks for the aristocratic or ecclesiastical patrons.
The tapestries function was to heat the rooms. with the convenience of being easily moved from one aristocratic residence to another.