The Museum of Beadwork's collection of tapestries includes 2-dimensional artwork which is generally framed, mounted, or entirely constructed by beadweaving. These pieces represent many cultures and showcase beaded embroidery and beadweaving techniques.
Traditional woven tapestries were often pictorial representations of stories or iconic moments, true or fictional. As industrial beadmaking progressed, fully beaded tapestries became more common. At the same time all forms of tapestry began including political and cultural statements, in addition to decorative or historical themes.
Motif Tapestry, African
Late 20th c