Recently restored, the Creation Tapestry in Girona Cathedral is a masterpiece of medieval needlework.
Dating back to the first half of the 12th Century A.D., the tapestry was most likely produced in Girona, a little jewel of the Costa Brava (Spain) and is considered the most important Romanic textiles preserved to the present day.
Girona Creation Tapestry strikes for its beauty and uniqueness
There are different interpretations on what might have been its use: some say it might have been a canopy for the Altar of the Holy Cross, some believe it might have been a carpet or a curtain.
The Creation Tapestry depicts religious scenes based on the Cristian myths on the creation. In the central circle is the Christ Pantocrator – the Almighty – surrounded by scenes representing the seven days of creation, and other episodes from the Genesis.
Unfortunately, I took the photo with an i-Phone and the picture doesn’t make justice to the beauty and the colors of the Creation Tapestry. When visiting Girona Cathedral – where you’ll admire the world largest Gothic nave – don’t miss the Museum hosting the Tapestry. It is a unique masterpiece like few others in the world.
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