Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries

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Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries

Dame à la licorne

Medieval tapestries date back centuries and include some of the best-known works such as the 'Lady with the Unicorn' series.

The Lady with the Unicorn series was woven at the turn of the 15th century in the Loire valley. It has been estimated that 15,000 people were employed in the craft at this time. Many were itinerant and passed their skills from father to son. Their charming 'mille fleurs' scenes had backgrounds of small local flowers, perhaps inspired by the practice of strewing roadways with flowers on local fete days.

Dame à la licorne ("Lady with the unicorn") in the Musée de Cluny, Paris, show the five senses (the gateways to temptation) and finally Love ("A mon seul desir" the legend reads), with unicorns featured in each piece.

Buy online through the Internet and add your French tapestry as a compliment your personal home decor.

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The Sense of Touch - Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries
$140.00