Watts in Discussion of Historical Tapestries
In this Independent article on the revival of historical tapestries, Watts' Tableaux Sceniques are described as a way to breathe new life into centuries-old designs.
Taking antique woven tapestries and hand painted papers, we use the most sophisticated digital photomosaic photography to gently transcribe centuries-old designs into exquisite, digitally printed panoramic textiles and papers, suitable for upholstery, drapery and wallcovering. Whilst prizing the venerable history of each design, our Studio Artists use cutting edge technology to tailor the artwork to your inspiration.
The Tableaux Scéniques are derived exclusively from original historic sources, many from antique tapestries.
Through the generosity of great houses, museums and private collections we have a diverse and eclectic source of authentic tapestries and hand-painted papers. Watts are fortunate and proud to collaborate with the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie, Aubusson, an organisation providing artistic creativity, training and support to the tapestry sector.
Together we share a passion for the preservation and continuation of the age-old craftsmanship of tapestry weaving.
Click here to see the Watts collection of Tableaux Sceniques.