Publication Timeline. The invention of glory : Afonso V and the Pastrana tapestries Book 4 editions published in in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Commissioned in the s most likely by Afonso V, king of Portugal, the Pastrana Tapestries are a group of four towering 12 by 36 feet each tapestries memorializing his conquest of the Moroccan cities of Asilah and Tangier, near the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. An impressive rendition in wool and silk woven by Flemish weavers, the tapestries display multicolored scenes of the day: military, royalty and maritime life. The images are an anomaly in that they portray current experiences and not ancient or Biblical events. Since the seventeenth century, the Pastrana tapestries have been the property of the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Pastrana, Spain.
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