The Unicorn Tapestries, 1495-1505, France [Paris]; The Netherlands [Southern Netherlands].
Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts,
overall: 145 x 149 in. (368.3 x 378.5 cm).
The seven individual hangings known as “The Unicorn Tapestries,” are among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late Middle Ages that survive. Luxuriously woven in fine wool and silk with silver and gilded threads, the tapestries vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn.
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