September 18, 2017
There’s a Giant 250 Foot Game of Thrones Tapestry in Ireland
Chances are you’re a Game of Thrones fan, since it’s the greatest TV show of all time. As always, it looks like we’re going to have a long wait before HBO releases the next (and final) season. In the meantime, you can head to Belfast, Ireland (where part of Game of Thrones was filmed) to check-out a massive, 250 foot long hand woven tapestry featuring scenes from every episode of the show.
The medieval-style tapestry is housed at the Ulster museum and looks very impressive. Each scene was first hand drawn by a team of artists, then digitized into computers, and then hand-woven with Irish linin using a Jacquard loom. It looks very similar to the medieval Bayeux Tapestry (created in the 1070s) housed in Northern France. I’ll be sure to visit Belfast and see this when I visit Ireland. You can watch a 2-minute promo for the tapestry below.
Featured Image Courtesy of Discover Ireland