- an elaborate kind of tapestry
- a wall hanging, esp. of tapestry
Origin of arrasME, after Arras, city in France, where it was made
A city of northern France south-southwest of Lille. It was a famous woolen and tapestry center in the Middle Ages.
A tapestry, wall hanging, or curtain, especially one of Flemish origin.
Origin of arrasMiddle English, after Arras.
From French draps d'Arras, from the city of Arras, which was a major source for tapestries in the 15th century.