The Captive Unicorn

$160.00$295.00

The Captive Unicorn tapestry is woven in two sizes: 32″x25″ US$160, 44″x34″ US$295

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Tapestry Description

The Captive Unicorn

French unicorn tapestries

The Captive Unicorn tapestry is the last and best-known scene of the French unicorn tapestries.  It is from the late 15th century series ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’ often simply called the Unicorn Tapestries. They were possibly commissioned for the wedding of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany and are now in the Metropolitan Cloisters in New York. Its mille fleurs background has many plants with symbolic or medical attributes with the unicorn placed within a well-understood allegorical setting.

This is now woven in France in 80% cotton and 20% viscose. It is lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. This medieval tapestry is also available without the border.

Please note that the above image shows the larger size – the background being a dark blue.. The smaller size has a slightly lighter colour for the central tapestry although the border is unchanged.