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The decoration of each of the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn is set against a magnificent vermilion background. This famous series of wall hangings, commissioned by Jean Le Viste, member of a rich family from Lyons, is one of the tapestry masterpieces of the Museum.
These six tapestries illustrate the five senses through young, sumptuously dressed women. The scenes stand out against a background of a multitude of cut flowers, like the bouquets that were strewn on the ground in front of processions or noble residences.
Presented like a set of plant illustrations, these simple flowers that include the daisy, violet, carnation, periwinkle and mint evoke the domestic or courtly gardens of the end of the Middle Ages.
75% cotton, 25% viscose, 3% polyester
- Dimensions :
- 18 x 9 cm
- Original work kept at :
- Paris - Musée du Moyen Âge - Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny
- Themes :
- Animals, Arts and crafts
- Art movements :
- 15th century, Middle Age