Madrid’s Don Quixote Tapestries~

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The Royal Palace of Madrid,
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has a special exhibit,

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honoring the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of, “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha.”

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These tapestries were commissioned by Phillip V who lived from 1683-1746,
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and depict in detail the life and adventures of Don Quixote.
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I included a close-up so you could see the intricate stitch detail in these remarkable tapestries.
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They were woven sometime in the early 1700’s by the Madrid Tapestry Factory which was founded by King Phillip V. Goya worked for a time in this factory creating designs.
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Cheers to you in honor of Don Quixote who taught us so much about the subjective nature of our perceptions~

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