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|title=Interviews With Tapestrists, Volume Eighteen:<br>
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Interviews With Tapestrists
Volume Eighteen
 
Cherim's Heart of Anequina
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|description=Interview with Cherim, a master tapestry weaver}}
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{{Non Book|''This book differs from previous versions in [[Morrowind:Cherim's Heart of Anequina|Morrowind]] and [[Oblivion:Cherim's Heart of Anequina|Oblivion]] by not mentioning "medium" armor, instead omitting it or substituting "traditional".''}}
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<img src='img[[File://Textures/Interface/Books/Illuminated_Letters/C_letter.png'>|64px|baseline|C]]ontemporary with Maqamat Lusign (interviewed in volume seventeen of this series) is the [[Lore:Khajiit|Khajiti]] Cherim, whose tapestries have been hailed as masterpieces all over the Empire for nigh on thirty years now. His four factories located throughout [[Lore:Elsweyr|Elsweyr]] make reproductions of his work, but his original tapestries command stellar prices. The Emperor himself owns ten Cherim tapestries, and his representatives are currently negotiating the sale of five more.
 
<img src='img://Textures/Interface/Books/Illuminated_Letters/C_letter.png'>ontemporary with Maqamat Lusign (interviewed in volume seventeen of this series) is the Khajiti Cherim, whose tapestries have been hailed as masterpieces all over the Empire for nigh on thirty years now. His four factories located throughout Elsweyr make reproductions of his work, but his original tapestries command stellar prices. The Emperor himself owns ten Cherim tapestries, and his representatives are currently negotiating the sale of five more.
 
The muted use of color contrasted with the luminous skin tones of Cherim's subjects is a marked contrast with the old style of tapestry. The subjects of his work in recent years have been fabulous tales of the ancient past: the Gods meeting to discuss the formation of the world; the [[Lore:Chimer|Chimer]] following the Prophet Veloth into [[Lore:Morrowind|Morrowind]]; the Wild Elves battling [[Lore:Morihaus|Morihaus]] and his legions at the [[Lore:White Gold Tower|White Gold Tower]]. His earliest designs dealt with more contemporary subjects. I had the opportunity to discuss with him one of his first masterpieces, The Heart of Anequina, at his villa in Orcrest.
 
The Heart of Anequina presents an historic battle of the Five Year War between Elsweyr and [[Lore:Valenwood|Valenwood]] which raged from {{Year|3E 394}} (or {{Year|3E 395}}, depending on what one considers to be the beginning of the war) until {{Year|3E 399}}. In most fair accounts, the war lasted 4 years and 9 months, but artistic license from the great epic poets added an additional three months to the ordeal.
 
The actual details of the battle itself, as interpreted by Cherim, are explicit. The faces of a hundred and twenty Wood Elf archers can be differentiated one from the other, each registering fear at the approach of the Khajiti army. Their hauberks catch the dim light of the sun. The menacing shadows of the Elsweyr battlecats loom on the hills, every muscle strained, ready to pounce in command. It is not surprising that he got all the details right, because Cherim was in the midst of it, as a Khajiti foot soldier.
I asked him next, "Is there a self portrait in the battle?"
 
"Yes," Cherim said with another grin. "You see the small figure of the Khajiit stealing the rings off the dead [[sr:Bosmer|Wood Elf]]? His back is facing you, but he has a brown and orange striped tail like Cherim's. Cherim does not say that all stereotypes about the Khajiit are fair, but Cherim must sometimes acknowledge them."
 
A self-deprecating style in self-portraiture is also evident in the tapestries of Ranulf Hook, the next artist interviewed in volume nineteen of this series.
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