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Discover how National Trust conservation team has recreated tapestries to make room at Oxburgh Hall fit for a King.

PUBLISHED: 17:09 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:09 30 May 2017

House Manager Lynsey Coombs preparing the new tapestry to be hung in the King's Room at Oxburgh Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

House Manager Lynsey Coombs preparing the new tapestry to be hung in the King's Room at Oxburgh Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

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Tapestries are once again hanging in the King’s Room at Oxburgh Hall thanks to a painstaking process to digitally recreate them.

In the early 19th century the 6th Baronet furnished the King’s Room with ancient textiles and furniture to commemorate the visit made to Oxburgh by King Henry VII and his queen, Elizabeth of York, in 1487.

But the tapestries were sold in the 1920s and left the country.

Thanks to research by house manager Edward Bartlett and curator Anna Forrest new tapestries have been digitally recreated by specialists Zardi & Zardi using designs from similar collections at Hever Castle, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Collection.

Although they look authentic, they are in fact photographs that have been printed on linen, which has the same weighting and weave as the originals.

A final steam clean means they are ready for their first visitors.

To learn more visit the website here .

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