LEYNIERS, Flemish family of tapestry weavers

The Leyniers family appeared in Brussels in the fifteenth century, and produced many high-class tapestries. They were experts in the art of dyeing in subtle shades the woolen threads destined for their trade. Many members of this family also took part in the management of the city of Brussels. Members of the family of weavers, dyers, and painters were active in the 16th-18th centuries.

The Reydams family became connected to the Leyniers family and continued to manufacture tapestries into the mid-18th century. Some tapestries are signed "Leyniers-Rydams."

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