This Museum Collection throw blanket shows "The Taste", which is part of The Lady and the Unicorn (French: La Dame à la licorne) a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders from wool and silk, The set, on display in the Musée national du Moyen Âge (former Musée de Cluny) in Paris, is often considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in Europe.
Five of the tapestries are commonly interpreted as depicting the five senses – taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch. The sixth displays the words "À mon seul désir". The tapestry's meaning is obscure, but has been interpreted as representing love or understanding. Each of the six tapestries depicts a noble lady with the unicorn on her left and a lion on her right; some include a monkey in the scene. The pennants, as well as the armour of the Unicorn and Lion in the tapestry bear the arms of the sponsor, Jean Le Viste, a powerful nobleman in the court of King Charles VII. However, a very recent study of the heraldry appears to lend credence to another hypothesis - previously dismissed - that the real sponsor of the tapestry is Antoine II Le Viste (1470-1534), a descendant of the younger branch of the Le Viste family and an important figure at the court of Charles VIII, Louis XII and François I.
The tapestries are created in the style of mille-fleurs (meaning: "thousand flowers")..
The throw is woven in Belgium with 100% cotton thread and is finished with fringes.
Size is 140 cms x 140 cms (56'x56').
Fabric Care : dry clean only
Origin : designed, woven and finished in Belgium !
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Jun 6, 2019
Excellent! Fast shipping and great quality.
Dec 30, 2018
This was beautiful - just great quality and I really love it.
Mar 13, 2018
Very nice tapestry and secured edges. The details are great
Jan 16, 2018
Commande effectuée le 6 décembre pour un cadeau de Noël. On me prévient le 16 que l'article est en rupture, je demande alors à le faire remplacé par un autre jeté, l'arbre de vie (celui sur fond noir). Cela prend du temps, on me répond tardivement et je ne suis plus sûre d'avoir ce cadeau avant le 24. Finalement le vendeur me dit qu'il peut aller le chercher exprès à l'atelier de tissage et me l'envoyer par transporteur. Bref, malgré quelques difficultés et en pleine période d'effervescence avec les fêtes, un service remarquable, le vendeur est à l'écoute du client, la livraison s'est faite à temps (produit reçu le 23). La tapisserie est de très belle qualité, je suis très contente du cadeau que j'ai pu offrir.