Many of the Abbeydwellers talk to the figure of Martin in the center, as they believe his spirit is a part of the tapestry. The tapestry is considered to be the heart of Redwall Abbey. It was originally a small woven figure of Martin the Elder Warrior, Martin's grandfather, and somehow passed down to Sayna, probably from Luke the Warrior. Vurg and Beau then gave it to Martin.
Martin's centerpiece is surrounded by vermin fleeing him. Below him, his name, "Martin." A rose can also be seen at Martin's right foot, possibly indicating his long-lost true love, Laterose of Noonvale. Behind the Tapestry, Martin hid riddle instructions to his tomb.
Occasionally, vermin have attempted to steal the tapestry. Cluny the Scourge sent his hordebeast Shadow inside the Abbey to successfully take Martin's image. He then used it as his battle flag. Eventually, Basil Stag Hare and Jess Squirrel were able to recover it, and Methuselah made sewing repairs.