La Recolte des Ananas- Left tapestry shows the harvest of pineapples, from a set of ten tapestries called The History of the Chinese Emperor from the 17th century. Based on the originals commissioned by Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, son of King Louis XIV, they were woven by the Beauvais Manufacture in France. Jesuit missionaries returned from exotic Oriental lands to tell the French nobility of faraway lands and cultures. Such was the fascination of the French with Oriental flora, fauna and architecture, that French art became infused with Oriental influence. Here in this Asian palm tapestry showing the pineapple harvest, we see a basket of pineapple fruit, among the pineapple fields, with tall palms, and the Oriental building in the background. Tall trees and exotic palms are also seen in the distance with an atmospheric cloudy sky. Its companion piece is "La Recolte des Ananas- Right" tapestry. Full of beauty, "La Recolte des Ananas- Left" 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.