On January 19th 2019, in the Abbey of Thoronet, Christopher Tolkien discovered with emotion the first tapestries of the "Aubusson Tisse Tolkien" project ("Aubusson weaves Tolkien"), launched by the Cité internationale de la tapisserie in Aubusson, France.
This film captures an historical moment: Christopher Tolkien chose to share an intimate anecdote about his father and his artwork, especially on the painting "Rivendell", fifth tapestry of the project (which is being currently woven in the Cité de la tapisserie).
The tapestries are now back to Aubusson, on display at the Cité internationale de la tapisserie.
© Cité internationale de la tapisserie / Perrine Nouvier
The Tolkien Trust and the "Fondation d'entreprise AG2R LA MONDIALE pour la vitalité artistique" are great sponsors of the Tolkien Tapestry Hanging.