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“DRAGONFLIES,” Spanish “Encanto” Tapestry PUZZLE, 15.5" X 20.5” Original Mid-Century Modern, c.1965, 100% Virgin Wool Felt, Mint Condition. Do-It-Yourself complete Puzzle kit: more fun, save money!


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PROVENANCE: never-sold, mint condition Encanto Tapestries from the 1960s. These are my parents' legacy, unique, collectible, rare and archivally preserved for over 50 years. We are gradually adding this inventory to Amazon as we process them. Once this collection is sold, that's all there is. They are as brilliant as they day they were made. The story of Encanto Tapestries begins in the late 1930s, when my parents, David and Léa met, while attending The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in in Antwerp, Belgium. Fleeing the Nazis, they and most of their immediate family arrived in New York in 1939. My dad joined the US Army and fought in the Pacific Theater. In 1963 we three left New York for Madrid, Spain. We, all, loved it there. David became fascinated with the fine Spanish wool used in making the traditional cloaks "capas." From 1300 on, wool had become central to the Spanish economy. David developed Encanto Tapestries, incorporating the brilliantly colored Spanish wool felts, Spanish themes and heraldic imagery. David and Léa, using their own and other notable artists' design skills, created the designs. They recall the traditions and pageantry of Spain: escutcheons, banners, flags, shields and crests, with the added twist of Mid-century Modern design. In the sixties and seventies, these sold in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Brentano's and Neiman-Marcus. David and Léa stayed on in Madrid until the 1990s, and joined me in Portland in 2000, bringing along the remaining Encanto inventory. My parents passed away in the late 2000s, in their nineties. If you appreciate Mid-Century Modern ("Sixties art," OP Art, Vasarely, Marimekko, Milton Glaser, HBO's "Madmen" decor) these will complement your home or office decor. Consider using for interior design work, restaurants, cafés, B&Bs and Airbnbs. Please visit us often to see more Encanto Tapestries as we continue to explore and post the remaining inventory backlog.

Features & Highlights

  • For home, office, as a gift: original, authentic artworks, Encanto Tapestries are perfect accents for Mid Century Modern, Sixties-themed interiors ("Madmen," "Op/Pop Art"). Add excitement and color to your home, office, Bed & Breakfast and public spaces; also a great resource for interior decorators, set designers and prop masters. They sold originally at Brentano's, Neiman-Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and more. Most of the designs are specific to one size.
  • The Story of Encanto Tapestries: David and Léa Poliat established Encanto Tapestries in 1964. They and a team of artists incorporated Spanish themes into a "Mid Century Modern" style.  Popular from between 1965-1972, they sold in major stores and galleries in the US and elsewhere. All production ended by 1972. This is the balance of never-sold inventory, in mint condition and stored for 45 years. We continue to unpack and post more of the Tapestry inventory, so please visit us regularly.
  • Dragonflies: Two flying jewels cavort above stylized fronds while below, proto-ladybugs forage, hiding from their predators. The foliage harkens back to the Paleozoic. Dragonflies are some 300 million years old and, as with so many critters, they are key to our own survival. One dragonfly can eat hundreds of mosquitoes per day. They can fly in any direction, even sideways, and they mate mid-air. The Globe Skimmer dragonfly migrates 6,000 miles, across the Indian Ocean.
  • How are they made? Encanto Tapestries are made from virgin wool felt with a palette of over 60 colors. Each tapestry is assembled from the felt parts, like a puzzle, and every piece follows the flow of the design. The tapestries are available as: 1.  A finished, ready-to-display tapestry OR, 2. As a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tapestry Puzzle Package, which you assemble, then iron onto the adhesive backing. Flip it over and that's it! Display your Encanto as a banner or framed.
  • Your Purchase Includes: 1. Encanto Tapestry Puzzle 2. Full instructions & assembly template 3. Illustrated brochure (great for gifting), tells the Story of Encanto and its creators, David and Léa Poliat. Assembling Encanto Tapestry Puzzles demands attention to detail for great results; it is not as forgiving as a regular jigsaw puzzles, as the pieces are fragile and any misalignment is permanent once the thermo-setting backing has been applied. We cannot accept puzzles for return once assembled.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Poliat Artesano
Brand:Encanto Tapestries
Part Number:FDFGDSTGY
Publisher:Poliat Artesano
Studio:Poliat Artesano
MPN:FDFGDSTGY
UPC:703624450519
EAN:0703624450519
Item Weight:0.88 pounds
Item Size:20.5 x 0.25 x 0.25 inches
Package Weight:0.88 pounds
Package Size:16.75 x 0.2 x 0.2 inches

“DRAGONFLIES,” Spanish “Encanto” Tapestry PUZZLE, 15.5'' X 20.5” Original Mid-Century Modern, c.1965, 100% Virgin Wool Felt, Mint Condition. Do-It-Yourself complete Puzzle kit: more fun, save money! by Encanto Tapestries

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