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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Jan 15, 2022
Beautiful handmade tapestry, vivid colors, elegant.
Mar 24, 2021
Quality, detail and vibrant colors! Wife loves it!
Feb 10, 2021
Absolutely beautiful, purchased as a Christmas gift. Highly recommend this seller, and will certainly be making future purchases. Thank you
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