30-Foot Hand-Stitched Tapestry Tells the Story of Star Wars


Just when we thought everything possible had been turned into a tribute to Star Wars, London-based designer and illustrator Aled Lewis revealed this amazing piece, entitled The Coruscant Tapestry. Created in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, the massive piece was hand-stitched by the artist, along with family and friends, and tells the entire Star Wars tale (so far) from Episodes I to VI.

Lewis used cotton thread across 30 feet of continuous Klostern fabric to depict a large number of important cinematic moments including when Platoon Attack Crafts invade Naboo; Luke and Leia are hidden from Vader; the Clone Army lays siege to the Trade Federation on Geonosis; and Vader has his final confrontation with Luke. In addition to the detailed scenes, quotes from the movie are stitched along the border in Aurebesh lettering, and the back is hemmed with a custom-made printed pixel star fabric.

The piece is currently on display at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles and is available for purchase, with a hefty price tag of $20,000.










Aled Lewis' website
Gallery 1988 website
via [Laughing Squid]

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