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Tattooed Tapestries by Erin M. Riley

Do you know what a loom looks like? Honestly, I think that for most of us the answer to that question is "no." The tapestry has definitely gone out of favor as an art form but Erin M. Riley is doing her part to bring the art of weaving cloth into the 21st century. Instead of the depictions of medieval battlefields that adorn most tapestries found in museums, Riley mostly uses the female form for her inspiration. Many of her works depict women with tattoos, which definitely got our attention. In the gallery below we have included some pictures from one of Riley's exhibits entitled "Figures." If you want to see more of her awesome tapestries check out her webpage here.