Unicorn Tapestries - captive unicorn cushion

£40.00
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SKU

C185/36X36

This beautiful tapestry cushion 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 cushion illustrates the final tapestry in the series, The Captive Unicorn. In the tapestry cushion 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 plants in the scene such as the thistle and wild orchid represent themes of love, marriage and procreation and 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. Duck down and feather pad. Brushed cotton reverse with zip closure. Measures 30x30cm.
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This beautiful tapestry cushion 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 cushion illustrates the final tapestry in the series, The Captive Unicorn. In the tapestry cushion 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 plants in the scene such as the thistle and wild orchid represent themes of love, marriage and procreation and 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. Duck down and feather pad. Brushed cotton reverse with zip closure.

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