The World tapestry shows a wonderful cartographic rendition of the globe in the 1th century. Full of astonishing details in the world land masses as well as the art in the work surrounding the scientific work, this world map tapestry is simply beautiful. World maps were both an art and a science as cartographers aimed to portray the world in accurate light, based on nautical measurements made by explorers by sea which took months of data to work with to compile the outline of the world. Mythical creatures and tales are told in the art which served to decorate these works, to create that balance of beauty and science. The color palette of blues and browns is simply beautiful in this work. This world map tapestry is lined with a tunnel and has a rod pocket for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are purchased separately.