This French medieval tapestry "The Harvest" shows the art of grape harvesting or vendanges in French, and wine production. In the Middle Ages, the harvest of grapes and making of wine was a joyful and happy occasion in village life. The villagers gather to produce beautiful wine from grapes for the pleasure of the people, as well as a source of trade for the community. French wine spans a history of 2600 years, from Bordeaux to Burgundy to Champagne to the Loire Valley. The rise of viticulture in France was encouraged by the practice of use of land for wine production by farmers, by the way of a reward to the the from tithing a percentage of each year's crops during the use of the land. Here we see the production of wine from grapes in a beautiful tapestry full of life and detail in a distinctive style from the medieval period. This French medieval tapestry "The Harvest" is backed with a lining and has a tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are purchased separately.