Imperial Elephant tapestry shows a regal elephant based on Aubusson originals from 19th century. In this glorious and exotic piece, we see the regal elephant in full royal attire, carrying the maharaja, walking though the tropical forest with palms and forest ground full of exotic plants and flowers. The Oriental theme was a fascination of French artists for centuries, because of explorers returning from the Orient with tales and objects from Asia. Here this elephant tapestry is decorated with floral garlands and tropical birds, and an Indian style archway with striped columns. Even the border is filled with Oriental inspired motifs, decorative patterns, and birds. Full of exotic beauty, this Imperial Elephant tapestry is backed with a lining and has a tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are not included in the price.