Orkney Tapestry Art
The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery is home to Orkney artist Leila Thomson's unique, large, handwoven tapestries. The gallery opened to the public in June 1996 and receives visitors from all over the world each year. Due to the success of the Gallery Leila now works mostly to commission, with a waiting time of around 5 years, and has tapestries in private collections worldwide. Each piece is unique and original, allowing Leila freedom of expression and room to grow as an artist.
The tapestries are inspired by Orkney's ever changing landscape and scenery, as well as Orkney folklore and heritage.