The Captive Unicorn
This is the highest quality version available of the Captive Unicorn tapestry. It is the final tapestry in the late 15th century The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries, also known as The Unicorn Tapestries. These seven tapestries were possibly commissioned for the wedding of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany in 1491.
Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries
The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries were woven in Brussels between 1495 and 1505 in a wool and silk weave with gilt and silver threads. The Captive Unicorn tapestry shows the magical unicorn in anallegorical setting expressing purity and fertility, Christian and human love. The unicorn (representing purity) is attached by a golden chain to a pomegranate tree (fertility). The A and reversed E might refer to Anne of Brittany. They are displayed today at the Metropolitan Cloisters in New York.
The Captive Unicorn tapestry, is woven in France and is fully lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. We supply tapestry hanging information with every order. Please note that the larger size is non-returnable.
Here is a photographic detail of the central section of this tapestry:
- Product Code: m627
- Price and Details:
- Material: 32% wool and 64% cotton high quality French tapestry.
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Tapestry Shipping costs
We ship worldwide. You have two shipping options, standard or express.
Shipping tapestries to USA and Canada.
Standard shipping is FREE to USA and Canada.
Express shipping to Canada and USA.
- up to $150 express shipping cost is $15
- $151 - $350 cost is $20
- $351 - $650 cost is $25
- $651 - $1,000 cost is $30
- $1,001 - $1,500 cost is $35
- $1,501 - $2,500 cost is $80 (courier)
- Over $2,500 cost is $100 (courier)
Shipping tapestries to the rest of the world
Standard shipping to the rest of the world
- up to $150 shipping cost is $19
- $151 - $1,500 cost is $29
- Over $1,500 cost is $95 (courier)
Express shipping to the rest of the world - please ask us for a quote since the cost varies depending on the weight and value of your tapestry order and your location.
Approximate tapestry delivery times
Standard: 2-14 days
Express: 1-7 days
Standard: 4-8 weeks
Express: 1-3 weeks
Rest of the World
Standard: 6-10 weeks
Express: 2-4 weeks