Decorate Your Bare Walls with European Tapestries

Smell Belgian Wall Tapestry

Smell Belgian Wall Tapestry

Smell Belgian Wall Tapestry

SKU: SOWA-36-78
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Composition100% Cotton.
OriginWoven in Belgium
Weight3.00 LBS
Dimensions0.10 x 29.00 x 40.00 IN
Smell is a Belgian woven jacquard wall tapestry based on the series called The Lady And The Unicorn circa 1511. The lady stands, making a wreath of flowers. Her maidservant holds a basket of flowers within her easy reach. Again, the lion and unicorn frame the lady while holding on to the pennants. The monkey has stolen a flower which he is smelling, providing the key to the allegory. The background is done in the millefleurs style. The original set of 6 tapestries personify the five senses, the sixth commonly considered to be a declaration of love. Commissioned by Jean Leviste and woven by Willem de Pannemaker; now on exhibit in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

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