The fine art of weaving a Tolkien tale

Detail of the pattern from Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-Elves (1937), set to become a huge tapestry.

Drawings by beloved children’s author J.R.R.Tolkien are being recreated in tapestry form at the world famous Aubusson HQ. By Samantha David

Bilbo and friends are to be immortalised in thirteen specially commissioned Aubusson tapestries and a carpet. The work will take four years and the designs will be closely based on the original graphics by Tolkien himself.

He was an accomplished artist, who learned to paint and draw as a child and continued to do so all his life.

The designs were selected by the Tolkien Estate ...

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