I have a very vague memory of being 4 or 5 years old, in my wood-paneled living room. No, not today's charming refurbished farmhouse white shiplap, but the dark, vertical paneled cheap stuff from the '70s that's not actual wood. And in the corner, next to the built in bookshelves, there was a harp and a loom, both belonging to my mom. I didn't really understand the difference between the two - I knew both were strummable, and that's all that really mattered to me. The loom, however, had yarn woven into it: olive (puke) green yarn with a burgundy circle representing the sun, and some mustard yellow rays of light. I guess I've had this image in my mind for a long time, but it didn't resurface until recently -- about three decades later -- as I took my first step on this mid-life soul searching craft journey.
But the important thing in all of this is:
Woven wall hangings, tapestries, wall weavings, whatever you want to call them. They are back, you guys, and they're so much better! A few examples of some woven tapestries below showing how they can be a great addition to your modern lifestyle.