This beautiful medieval tapestry "Hawking Scene" shows a hunting scene from the 16th century, inspired by the Maximilian hunting scenes. The original series of 12 tapestries of hunting scenes were woven in Brussels, based on the works of cartoonist Bernard van Orley. These scenes were set in the forest of Soignes, and each were inspired by a particular month of the year. The commissioner of the work was unknown, however these works show the strong influence of Italian art on the European art scene. Here we see a gorgeous forest scene filled with luscious foliage, and nobility on horseback in their crimson, orange and blue attire, with their hounds among the plants in the foreground. The overall richness of this piece is reflected in the strong colors and the cohesive palette of browns, autumnal orange and greens. This medieval tapestry "Hawking Scene" is backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are purchased separately.