Unicorn Tapestries

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The unicorn entered medieval history over 2500 years ago, since the ancient Babylonian times. Since the medieval period, unicorn tapestries and unicorn tapestry art has appeared in various guises.

So why was there such a fascination with unicorns in the art of this time to this day?

A Greek physician Ctesias, whilst under the service of the King of Persia documented in 398 BC a strange creature he encountered who's dust from its single pointed horn would protect against deadly poison.

Then Genghis Khan, on the verge of conquering India in 1224 on the final battle hill, saw a single creature he recognised as the Ch'i lin, the name of the unicorn in Chinese. He felt such fear that he ordered a retreat, eluding China of her victory.

And in the famous ancient city of Alexandria, a text called the "Physiologus" which contains descriptions of all creatures that have existed in creation, describe the unicorn as a beast that could not be captured by force, but only by a virgin fondling the unicorn to entice him to sleep.

Unicorns have been captured in art through history, including the "Lady and the Unicorn tapestries" and the "Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries" from the 15th century or thereabouts.

Our unicorn tapestries have been carefully selected, and each represent an important aspect of the legend of the unicorn.

Per page:
SKU Product name   Price  
TAPUCN125 A Mon Seul Desir
  • $285.00
TAPUCN116 A Mon Seul Desir - Left Panel
  • $119.00
TAPUCN117 A Mon Seul Desir - Right Panel
  • $119.00
TAPUCN126 A Mon Seul Desir Detail - With Loops
  • $107.00
TAPUCN106 A Mon Seul Desir I
  • $99.00
TAPUCN111 A Mon Seul Desir III
  • $108.00
TAPUCN110 A Mon Seul Desir IV
  • $165.00
TAPUCN168 A Mon Seul Desir V
  • $1309.00
TAPUCN163 Arms of the Knights
  • $482.00
TAPUCN160 Death of the Unicorn
  • $206.00
TAPHWV247 Handwoven A Mon Seul Desir - Lady and the Unicorn
  • $4233.00
TAPHWV244 Handwoven L'Odorat - Lady and the Unicorn (Smell)
  • $4952.00
TAPHWV243 Handwoven L'Ouie - Lady and the Unicorn (Hearing)
  • $4446.00
TAPHWV240 Handwoven La Licorne a la Fontaine
  • $8282.00
TAPHWV246 Handwoven La Vue - Lady and the Unicorn (Sight)
  • $4446.00
TAPHWV242 Handwoven Le Gout - Lady and the Unicorn (Taste)
  • $5357.00
TAPHWV248 Handwoven Le Gout Detail - Lady and the Unicorn (Taste)
  • $4233.00
TAPHWV245 Handwoven Le Toucher - Lady and the Unicorn (Touch)
  • $4446.00
TAPHWV241 Handwoven Repose a la Fontaine
  • $4142.00
TAPUCN112 Hearing (L'Ouie) Detail
  • $119.00
TAPUCN109 Hearing (L'Ouie) I
  • $99.00
TAPUCN108 Hearing (L'Ouie) III
  • $96.00
TAPWMO106 Heraldic Unicorn
  • $617.00
TAPUCN164 Lady and the Unicorn Series I
  • $369.00
TAPUCN165 Lady and the Unicorn Series II
  • $1773.00
TAPUCN123 Lady with the Organ (Hearing)
  • $309.00
TAPUCN114 Le Desir Fonce
  • $685.00
TAPUCN132 Le Gout Fonce
  • $686.00
TAPUCN137 Le Toucher Fonce
  • $255.00
TAPUCN161 Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
  • $1292.00
TAPUCN150 Licorne a la Fontaine
  • $165.00
TAPUCN156 Licorne Captive - Blue
  • $283.00
TAPUCN157 Licorne Captive - Red
  • $479.00
TAPUCN153 Licorne Captive II
  • $297.00
TAPUCN154 Licorne Captive III
  • $165.00
TAPUCN162 Lion et Licorne Heraldiques - With Loops
  • $173.00
TAPUCN142 Portiere de Licorne
  • $192.00
TAPUCN141 Portiere du Lion
  • $192.00
TAPUCN134 Portiere Lion
  • $375.00
TAPUCN143 Portiere Medieval Lion
  • $319.00
TAPUCN144 Portiere Medieval Unicorn
  • $331.00
TAPUCN133 Portiere Unicorn
  • $375.00
TAPUCN174 Portiere Unicorn II
  • $137.00
TAPUCN136 Sense of Touch - Emerald
  • $476.00
TAPUCN129 Sight (La Vue) Detail - With Loops
  • $107.00
TAPUCN127 Sight (La Vue) I
  • $98.00
TAPUCN118 Sight (La Vue) II
  • $94.00
TAPUCN130 Smell (L' Odorat) I
  • $99.00
TAPUCN100 Smell (L' Odorat) III
  • $97.00
TAPUCN176 Smell (L' Odorat) IV
  • $342.00
TAPUCN178 Smell (L' Odorat) V
  • $182.00
TAPUCN131 Taste (Le Gout) I
  • $302.00
TAPUCN121 Taste (Le Gout) II
  • $96.00
TAPUCN120 Taste (Le Gout) IV
  • $165.00
TAPUCN138 Touch (Lady and Unicorn)
  • $238.00
TAPUCN139 Touch (Lady and Unicorn) II
  • $116.00
TAPUCN135 Touch (Le Toucher) I
  • $229.00
TAPUCN115 Touch (Le Toucher) II
  • $178.00
TAPUCN103 Unicorn at the Fountain
  • $479.00
TAPUCN158 Unicorn at the Fountain II
  • $365.00
TAPUCN145 Unicorn Captive and Unicorn Hunt
  • $1167.00
TAPUCN105 Unicorn Detail
  • $179.00
TAPUCN159 Unicorn Dips His Horn
  • $119.00
TAPUCN167 Unicorn Dips His Horn - Wool Blend
  • $345.00
TAPUCN146 Unicorn Hunt
  • $238.00
TAPUCN147 Unicorn Hunt - No Border
  • $237.00
TAPUCN148 Unicorn Hunt - With Loops
  • $114.00
TAPUCN155 Unicorn in Captivity
  • $105.00
TAPUCN107 Unicorn in Captivity II
  • $227.00
TAPUCN149 Unicorn in Captivity III
  • $119.00
TAPUCN175 Unicorn Medieval
  • $118.00
TAPUCN152 Unicorns
  • $157.00
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