Les Anciennes Indes (The Ancient Indies) was a set of eight tapestries created by the skilled artists at the Gobelins manufactory. One of the eight is “Le Point D’eau”, which added elements of fantasy to otherwise realistic depictions of plants and animals. These were based on the work of Albert Eckhout (1610-1665), a well-regarded Dutch painter who drew upon his expedition to South America for subject matter. These detailed images were used throughout the eight tapestries. In this particular tapestry, the emphasis is on the horse which is pictured on the left of the larger work. The horse emerges from a thickly wooded forest with exquisite detailing. The colors and vibrancy of the original are reproduced faithfully by the weavers of “Le Point D’eau”. This tapestry is lined and has a tunnel for easy hanging.