Some more details of the Great Tapestry of Scotland for you this morning. You’ll find the first post in the series here.
Panel 25: Duns Scotus. The feet of Duns Scotus, the medieval philosopher for whom we have to thank for the concept of Haecceity
Panel 26: Somerled, first Lord of the Isles A beautiful panel, stitched in Lochaber.
Panel 27: Haakon at Kyleankin. Signature of the South Skye stitchers who created this panel, which depicts twelfth century Norweigan / Scottish conflicts. The Orkney and Shetland islands remained in Norweigan / Danish hands until 1469.
Panel 29: William Wallace and Andrew Moray. English soldiers drown in the river beneath Stirling bridge.
Panel 30: Bannockburn The stitching on this panel, created by Caroline M Buchanan and Margaret Martin, is incredible.
Panel 32: The Black Death Many affecting details on this panel, as the land is emptied of people.
Panel 36: Rosslyn Chapel The famous piping angel of Rosslyn Chapel
Panel 39: Waulking Love the strong arms and blithe faces of the women singing as they waulk the cloth.
Panel 44: Mary Queen of Scots dreaming and stitching through her captivity.
Panel 45: The Border Reivers One of the tapestry’s many pleasing representations of Scottish sheep.
Panel 47: King James Bible The stitching of James IV’s jacket is incredibly beautiful, so minute, so precise – a perfect representation, in all respects, of seventeenth-century crewel work.
Panel 51: Droving One of many panels where Crummy’s drawings and the work of the stitchers inventively combine the human figure and the landscape. The figure of the drover emerges from and merges with the rolling hills and green fields.
Panel 54: The massacre at Glencoe. The stitching here absolutely kills me. The way the weave of the plaid, and the folds of the cloth have been rendered is amazing.
Panel 59: The Kilt Celebrating the invention of the ‘wee’ kilt in 1723. The wearing of kilts and tartans was shortly thereafter prohibited by the British government under the dress act of 1746.
More details tomorrow . . .