The background images on this site are from the Bayeux Tapestry which was completed around 1070. This motif was chosen for the background images because it represents the timeless nature and power of the survival of needlework.
The original is located in a special museum in Bayeux, Normandy, France. It is 20 inches in height and 230 feet long.
Any Internet search of "Bayeux Tapestry" will take you to splendid images and digital representations of this magnificent piece of stitchery.
The three griffins below are links to websites that will provide more information about this tapestry. Just click on one of the griffins. Each griffin will take you to a different site.