The college is on mid-semester break for two weeks at the moment so not much is happening with the tapestry. So...to fill in time I thought I'd put up some pictures I've found of different versions of the Tree of Life in textiles.Most of them come from a book called World Textiles by John Gillow.
The first one is a silk brocade weaving from the island of Lombok in Indonesia. The second is an applique from Saurasthra in north west India.
The ox cart tent in this one is from Rajasthan
and this is an English embroidery sampler dated 1818.