Another favorite Picard prop is the tapestry given him by the Mintakans at the end of “Who Watches the Watchers.”
The original was sold at
Christies. Correction: LiveAuctioneers.
This handmade Mintaken Tapestry was used on the back of Patrick Stewart’s “Capt. Jean-Luc Picard” chair in his ready room. Handmade of burlap with applied beads and miniature shells, the tapestry is also seen in Picard’s Ready Room off of the bridge. Featured in all seven seasons of TNG, as well as the TNG feature films. This is the only such tapestry in existence. Measures 7 in. wide by 48 in. long.
There have been some admirable attempts in the past.
As a way of welcoming new TFW member @hank1701, I thought I would start this thread to discuss his current build of this prop and so we could all collaborate on making a recipe and source material list for others who wish to make their own.
I imagine that sourcing some of the beads will be particularly tricky—I noticed some tiny little skull beads on there, which are awesome! Maybe we’ll end up having to come up with models to 3D print some of the components! We look forward to hearing your insights, @hank1701.
Some screenshots from “Who Watches…”
I’ll bet that @NickDaring knows some other episodes where I can grab some nice captures of it laid over Picard’s chair.
It was also covered in The Interactive Technical Manual,