Weaving is coming: GoT tapestry heads to France

The tapestry goes on show in Bayeux on September 13. Above, the start of the tapestry showing the show’s first scene

A tapestry inspired by the 11th-century original but depicting key events from the TV series Game of Thrones goes on show in Bayeux this month.

The work was created by 30 embroiderers from Northern Ireland and is 90 metres long – 20 metres longer than the original.

Game of Thrones has become an integral part of Northern Ireland’s heritage, with 80% of the show filmed there.

Since 2013, Tourism Ireland has worked on what it calls its ‘legacy programme’, which is dedicated to “leveraging the craftsmanship of Northern Ireland” while accommodating what its head of communications Brian Twomey terms “set-jetters”: tourists who travel the world to see “tangible aspects of the show”.

The programme includes the ‘Doors of Thrones’, carved with scenes from the show.

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