Exhibit shows "true colors" of Tudor tapestry

Light analysis was used to determine the original colors of a huge tapestry commissioned by Henry VIII. The tapestry is now on display at Hampton Court until January 3, 2010 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the king's accession to the throne.

The tapestry, Oath and Departure of Elieze, which measures 28ft x 16ft (850cm x 490cm), was analyzed fiber by fiber to determine the original colors. At certain times of the day, a high-definition depiction of the original colors is projected onto the piece to show what it would have looked like when new.