The Stirling Tapestries

Perhaps it was an interesting twist of fate that at the same time I was working on my graduate studies at Goddard College (researching and crafting the design for “Deceiving the Hunters”), across the pond a parallel endeavor on a much grander scale was also engaging the theme of the Unicorn Tapestries. Stirling Castle, home to the Scottish Kings, now …

The Case of the Missing Lady

Both sets of Unicorn Tapestries have sustained damages over the years and undergone several rounds of restoration. ¬†Some frayed and missing elements can be replaced with relative confidence, such as mille fleur backgrounds or parts of trees and gowns. ¬†But others are impossible to replicate in the face of lost cartoons (original design) and no documentation in full detail of …