Unicorn Tapestries - captive unicorn tapestry
This beautiful tapestry has been inspired by the Unicorn Tapestries or The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries that were woven at the end of the 15th century in the Netherlands.
The tapestries were probably made for Anne of Brittany to celebrate her marriage to Louis XII, King of France.
This tapestry illustrates the final tapestry in the series, The Captive Unicorn. In the tapestry the unicorn is tethered to a tree and constrained by a fence. It is important to note that the chain is not secure and the fence is low. The unicorn could escape if he wished but is happy in its confinement.
The pomegranates in the tree above are medieval symbols of fertility and several of the other plants in the scene such as the thistle and wild orchid represent themes of love, marriage and procreation. The scene is believed to represent the beloved tamed.
The original tapestries are considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages and this is the perfect chance to have a piece of medieval history in your home.
The themes of this tapestry also make it a unique and thoughtful wedding present.
- Woven in Flanders.
- Measures 49cm x 70cm.
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