The Great European Witch-Hunt: the word "witch" in 10 languages


"The Great European Witch-Hunt: the word "witch in 10 languages" seeks to address the breadth of witch-persecution across Europe in the Early Modern period.
The text framing the tapestry refers to the ten regions of Europe where witch-trials were most prevalent. The imagery depicted shows the three most common beliefs about witches at that time: that they could shape-shift into animal form, that they could fly, and that they could perform magic.






Knotted tapestry

cotton, linen, synthetic yarns


177 x 165 cm