BAYEUX, France (Reuters) – The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power.
Now it has another.
An exhibition featuring a tapestry illustrating the events of hit HBO TV show “Game of Thrones” opened in Bayeux, Normandy, on Friday – just down the road from the museum where its eleventh century inspiration is housed.
The tapestry was created in Northern Ireland, one of the principal filming locations for the series. Around 30 stitchers worked for some 1,500 hours on the stretch of linen, which begins with King Robert Baratheon visiting the Starks in Winterfell.
Some 87 meters (95 yards) later, it ends in fire and blood with the final, controversial, scenes of the eighth season.
Depicting all that gore using jacquard threadwork was not easy, said project chief embroiderer Valerie Wilson.
It would have been a challenge that also faced the medieval embroiderers, who created the famous 70-meter Bayeux tapestry to…
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