Like its companion tapestry "Oriental Urn I" this Oriental Urn II tapestry shows a traditional Asian urn on a deep blue background. The urn itself is ornate and is decorated with images of birds and branches of a flowering tree throughout the urn. Since the early years of the last 2 millennia, the Chinese have been masters of vase and urn making, through the various dynasties and reigns of various emperors. When the tastes and artistic interests of the emperors changed, so did the design of the urns over time. It has been said that some emperors who were interested in foreign cultures used the foreign decorative motifs in their urn and vase designs. At the same time, spies from Europe studied the ancient Chinese methods of ceramics and painting to bring back this knowledge to Europe to use in European urn making. This Oriental tapestry "Oriental Urn II" is lined and has a tunnel for ease of hanging. Note: tapestry rods and tassels, where pictured, are not included in the price.