The illustrated exhibitor: a tribute to the world's industrial jubilee — London, 1851

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FRANCE.—THE GOBELIN TAPESTRY.

The manufacture of tapestry appears to have taken its rise in the East at a very remote period. Tyre, Sidon, and
Babylon, were famed in ancient times for their tapestries, embroidered with gold and silver; and " Tyrian purple " is
the subject of frequent encomium in the works of the classic authors. It is only at the time of the Crusades, how-

THE FOREIGN MACH^E DEPARTMENT, LOOKING. EAST.—FROM A DAUUERRWliPE BY PEHREKBACH.

Europea iT firS* hear of }he manufacture of embroidered tapestry attaining any degree of perfection in moden
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