This jacquard weave souvenir strip wall hanging known as ‘Houses’ was designed by Tibor Reich. Commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1964, Reich designed and printed a commemorative tapestry to celebrate the opening of the New Shakespeare Centre on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. Public interest in the panels was so high, that replicas were produced enabling visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon to purchase a portable souvenir of ‘high artistic merit’.
In 1946 Hungarian bo...
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