Black Sails

Project: Black Sails
Location: TV series

About the Production

Black Sails is an American drama / adventure TV series set on New Providence Island and a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. The show fictionalises real-life pirates including Anne Bonny, Benjamin Hornigold, Jack Rackham, Charles Vane, Ned Low, and Blackbeard. The series was created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine for Starz and debuted online on YouTube, various streaming platforms, On Demand services and cable.

The Project

Pirate Productions required two tapestries to decorate one of the sets of the second series of Black Sails. Although there were various tapestries in the Zardi & Zardi portfolio of suitable date and period, neither had two of the correct proportions. However, Zardi & Zardi was able to overcome the problem by using modern digitial techniques to create a new tapestry to pair up with an existing design by combining two existing pieces in the Triumph of the Gods series.