Tree of Life - Diary of a Tapestry

The Tree of Life is a 3metre x 5.5metre tapestry designed by tapestry weaver Cresside Collette for the RMIT Spiritual Centre. It incorporates leaf elements from staff and students of RMIT and is being woven by a team consisting of three professional weavers and a number of volunteers. This blog records the progress of the weaving.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The college is on mid-semester break for two weeks at the moment so not much is happening with the tapestry. 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.


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