Enclos des brumes (Misty enclosure)
Tapestry woven in the Braquenié workshop.
Complete with label, n°1.
Representing the prolific Belgian school of modern tapestry, Marie Dambiermont, is one of its most sensitive protagonists whose work is resolutely figurative. She made her tapestry début at the age of 24 in 1956 and that led her to a close collaboration with the Braquenié establishment in 1958 and from there to two participations in the Biennales de tapisserie in Lausanne in 1962 and 1965.
The world she inhabits is a singular place peopled with hieratic figures, often feminine who inhabit dream-like landscapes which are strange and occasionally troubling. In 1966 she presented an exhibition of 20 tapestries all dealing with the theme of enclosure : although no wall or fence is visible, perhaps the reference is an allusion to the mediaeval “hortus conclusus” where the (a) Virgin is pictured walking in communion with Nature.
Paul Caso, Mary Dambiermont, Editions Arts et voyages, 1975, ill p.67