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Unicorn tapestries

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The unicorn has been in our history for over 2500 years, since the time of the ancient Babylonians. Since the medieval period, unicorn tapestries and unicorn tapestry art has appeared in various guises.

Could the enigmatic unicorn or a similar beast have actually existed?

A Greek physician Ctesias, whilst under the service of the King of Persia documented in 398 BC a strange creature he encountered who’s dust from its single pointed horn would protect against deadly poison.

Then Genghis Khan, on the verge of conquering India in 1224 on the final battle hill, saw a single creature he recognised as the Ch'i lin, the name of the unicorn in Chinese. He felt such fear that he ordered a retreat, eluding China of her victory.

And in the famous city of Alexandria, a text called the “Physiologus” which contains descriptions of all creatures that have existed in creation, describe the unicorn as a beast that could not be captured by force, but only by a virgin fondling the unicorn to entice him to sleep.

Unicorns have been captured in art through history, including the “Lady and the unicorn” tapestries" and the “Hunt of the unicorn tapestries" from the 15th century.

Our unicorn tapestries have been carefully selected, and each represent an important aspect of the legend of the unicorn.

A Mon Seul Desir
A Mon Seul Desir
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A Mon Seul Desir - Left Panel
A Mon Seul Desir - Left Panel
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A Mon Seul Desir - Right Panel
A Mon Seul Desir - Right Panel
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A Mon Seul Desir Detail - with loops
A Mon Seul Desir Detail - with loops
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A Mon Seul Desir I
A Mon Seul Desir I
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A Mon Seul Desir III
A Mon Seul Desir III
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A Mon Seul Desir IV
A Mon Seul Desir IV
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A Mon Seul Desir V
A Mon Seul Desir V
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A Mon Seul Desir VI
A Mon Seul Desir VI
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Arms of the Knights
Arms of the Knights
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Death of the Unicorn
Death of the Unicorn
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Hearing (L'Ouie) Detail
Hearing (L'Ouie) Detail
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Hearing (L'Ouie) I
Hearing (L'Ouie) I
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Hearing (L'Ouie) III
Hearing (L'Ouie) III
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Heraldic Unicorn
Heraldic Unicorn
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La Dame a L'Oiseau Beige
La Dame a L'Oiseau Beige
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La Dame a L'Oiseau Noir
La Dame a L'Oiseau Noir
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La Dame A La Licorne (Hearing)
La Dame A La Licorne (Hearing)
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Lady and the Unicorn Series I
Lady and the Unicorn Series I
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Lady and the Unicorn Series II
Lady and the Unicorn Series II
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Lady With The Organ (Hearing)
Lady With The Organ (Hearing)
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Le Desir Fonce
Le Desir Fonce
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Le Gout Fonce
Le Gout Fonce
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Le Toucher Fonce
Le Toucher Fonce
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Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
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Licorne a la Fontaine
Licorne a la Fontaine
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Licorne Captive - Red
Licorne Captive - Red
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Licorne Captive I
Licorne Captive I
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Licorne Captive II
Licorne Captive II
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Licorne Captive III
Licorne Captive III
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Lion et Licorne Heraldiques - with loops
Lion et Licorne Heraldiques - with loops
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Portiere de Licorne
Portiere de Licorne
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Portiere du Lion
Portiere du Lion
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Portiere Lion
Portiere Lion
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Portiere Medieval Lion
Portiere Medieval Lion
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Portiere Medieval Unicorn
Portiere Medieval Unicorn
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Portiere Unicorn
Portiere Unicorn
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Portiere Unicorn II
Portiere Unicorn II
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Sense of Touch - Emerald
Sense of Touch - Emerald
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Sight (La Vue) Detail
Sight (La Vue) Detail
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Sight (La Vue) Detail - with loops
Sight (La Vue) Detail - with loops
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Sight (La Vue) I
Sight (La Vue) I
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Sight (La Vue) II
Sight (La Vue) II
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Smell (L' Odorat) I
Smell (L' Odorat) I
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Smell (L' Odorat) III
Smell (L' Odorat) III
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Smell (L' Odorat) IV
Smell (L' Odorat) IV
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Taste (Le Gout) I
Taste (Le Gout) I
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Taste (Le Gout) II
Taste (Le Gout) II
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Taste (Le Gout) IV
Taste (Le Gout) IV
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Touch (Lady and Unicorn)
Touch (Lady and Unicorn)
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Touch (Lady and Unicorn) II
Touch (Lady and Unicorn) II
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Touch (Le Toucher) I
Touch (Le Toucher) I
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Touch (Le Toucher) II
Touch (Le Toucher) II
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Touch (Le Toucher) VI
Touch (Le Toucher) VI
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Touch (Le Toucher) VII
Touch (Le Toucher) VII
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Unicorn At The Fountain
Unicorn At The Fountain
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Unicorn At The Fountain II
Unicorn At The Fountain II
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Unicorn At The Fountain III
Unicorn At The Fountain III
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Unicorn At The Fountain IV
Unicorn At The Fountain IV
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Unicorn Captive and Unicorn Hunt
Unicorn Captive and Unicorn Hunt
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Unicorn Detail
Unicorn Detail
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Unicorn Dips His Horn
Unicorn Dips His Horn
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Unicorn Dips His Horn - Wool Blend
Unicorn Dips His Horn - Wool Blend
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Unicorn Dips His Horn II
Unicorn Dips His Horn II
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Unicorn Hunt
Unicorn Hunt
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Unicorn Hunt - no border
Unicorn Hunt - no border
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Unicorn Hunt - with loops
Unicorn Hunt - with loops
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Unicorn in Captivity
Unicorn in Captivity
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Unicorn in Captivity II
Unicorn in Captivity II
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Unicorn in Captivity III
Unicorn in Captivity III
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Unicorn Medieval
Unicorn Medieval
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Unicorns
Unicorns
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