The Quaker Tapestry

The Quaker Tapestry

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The Quaker Tapestry

A modern tapestry, this international comunity project and registered museum explores three centuries of social history within seventy seven fascinating panels. The beautiful embroidery was crafted by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 countries between 1981 and 1996. The Quaker Tapestry provides an insight into many important issues which are still relevant today – the abolition of slavery, peace, prison and criminal justice reform, relief of unemployment and poverty, science, botany, and the environment. Since 1994 the Tapestry has been housed in Kendal’s historic Quaker Meeting House, reinforcing the connections between the Quaker Tapestry and the local heritage and communities of the North West – the area where the Quaker story began, and where the Quaker Tapestry is exhibited today. The Tapestry has been described as a celebration of Quaker experience and insight over 350 years, though Quakers would hasten to add that they do not, by any means, lay sole claim to them. Nevertheles, it is a timely reminder of the contribution that these non-conformists have made to the modern world.

Founded 1994

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