Below is a picture of a tapestry* which tells the story of the voyage of St Brendan the Navigator.
There are twenty-four different pictures in the tapestry.
The Brendan tapestry
You should begin reading the tapestry at the bottom left-hand corner.
People bringing stores onto the boat. People waving farewell to the monks.Casks, waterskins and other supplies
for the journey.Scenes from early Irish life: A harper.A piper.
A warrior on horseback.A huntsman.A chariot.
The burial of one of the travellers at sea.Inhabitants of the land which Brendan visited.The young man who directed Brendan home.Brendan’s boat.
* The tapestry is the work of the Irish artist Louis Le Brocquy. It was woven to le Brocquy's design by Tabard Frères & Soeurs, Aubusson (Creuse), France 1963-64. Commissioned by P. J. Carroll and Co. Ltd., it measures eighteen feet by fourteen-and-a-half feet, it can be seen in the entry hall of the offices of the
company on Grand Parade, Dublin.
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