Medieval tapestries - Bayeux Tapestry, Lady and the Unicorn
Medieval tapestries often depicted scenes from everyday life and were used to illustrate stories, fables and myths. Here we can see mythical beasts, a preoccupation with sense and perception, glorification of battles and the celebration of great families and dynasties. These include the famed Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, details from the Bayeux Tapestry, the grapes harvest, knights and unicorns tapestries. In addition the decorative elements of medieval wall tapestries often appear time and again, the most distinctive of these being mille fleurs tapestries.
This selection of medieval tapestries reflects the diversity of this art form, and is organized into the following sections - click to view them:
All our medieval tapestries, including the Bayeux Tapestry and the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, are lined and have a rod pocket. They are woven by long-established weavers in France, Belgium and Italy. We supply instructions for their easy hanging and care.