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France: 87-metre-long Games of Thrones tapestry goes on display

France, Bayeux
September 13, 2019 at 23:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

An 87-metre-long Game of Thrones tapestry went on display at the Hotel du Doyen in the medieval French town of Bayeux on Friday.

Inspired by the Bayeux tapestry which dates back to the 11th century, the hand-embroidered cloth retraces the events of the eight seasons of the famous HBO series.

"I think both the Bayeux tapestry and the Game of Thrones tapestry they tell a story. They tell a story about a fight, a fight for power, about families, about love, about your enemies, about battle. And I think people love a good story and both of the tapestries tell great stories," said Kathryn Thomson, the Chief Executive of National Museums Northern Ireland.

She explained that the tapestry was made from linen originating from the "oldest surviving linen mill in Northern Ireland" before being hand finished by 30 stitchers.

The tapestry was created on the initiative of the Irish tourism office and was previously exhibited at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, before being transported to France.

Visitors will be able to see the artwork until December 31 of this year.

France: 87-metre-long Games of Thrones tapestry goes on display02:27
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An 87-metre-long Game of Thrones tapestry went on display at the Hotel du Doyen in the medieval French town of Bayeux on Friday.

Inspired by the Bayeux tapestry which dates back to the 11th century, the hand-embroidered cloth retraces the events of the eight seasons of the famous HBO series.

"I think both the Bayeux tapestry and the Game of Thrones tapestry they tell a story. They tell a story about a fight, a fight for power, about families, about love, about your enemies, about battle. And I think people love a good story and both of the tapestries tell great stories," said Kathryn Thomson, the Chief Executive of National Museums Northern Ireland.

She explained that the tapestry was made from linen originating from the "oldest surviving linen mill in Northern Ireland" before being hand finished by 30 stitchers.

The tapestry was created on the initiative of the Irish tourism office and was previously exhibited at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, before being transported to France.

Visitors will be able to see the artwork until December 31 of this year.

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