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Bradford carpet

The Bradford Carpet was made in the late 17th century and was originally the property of the Earl of Bradford[?] at Castle Bromwich[?].

The carpet measures 16 x 6 feet. In the Victoria and Albert Museum it covers and entire wall. However, it was made neither for wall nor floor, but as a table covering.

The carpet is worked in fine tent-stitch, a form of Canvas work. It is a typical example of Elizabethan embroidery, due to the use of silk thread, also the depiction of rural life in a simple, realistic way.

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