Designed using the Aubusson technique, the Asian Elephant tapestry shows the elephant in its finery as it treks through the jungle. Based on the original, called L'Asie (Asia), it was first shown at the exposition of Industrial Products in France in 1844. It was believed to have been woven by Charles-Jean Salloundrouze de la Mornaix between 1840 and 1843, and it can still be seen in the Louvre in Paris.
Tapestries designed in this style were very popular from the 17th to the 19th century in Europe, especially France. By the 1660's tales of the East were beginning to circulate amongst the wealthy in Europe, brought back by Jesuit missionaries from the middle and far East. This created an interest in anything related to the Orient, and artists soon responded. Many of the early depictions of the Orient were not experienced firsthand by artists and were often copied from engravings made by missionaries, such was the demand for Eastern artifacts and art. During the 18th and 19th centuries this interest was maintained due to the fact that the largely non-Christian countries in the East were still sufficiently different in culture, language and customs to seem very exotic to Europeans. Over time this led to the development of a style of tapestry known as Oriental. Always distinctive, they tended to be tobacco colored and featured striking images of exotic creatures and people, set against a vibrant backdrop. Many were complemented with detail of local flora and fauna that was often remarkably accurate. Today these oriental tapestries continue to be popular, offering an insight into the cultures of the East and the preoccupations of Europe in the past few centuries.
The Asian Elephant tapestry is woven in France using fine yarns with low sheen creating excellent detailing. It is lined with a rod pocket for easy hanging. The larger size is non-returnable.
- Product Code: m123
- Price and Details:
- Material: Woven finely in France in 58% acrylic, 37% viscose, 3% polyester and 2% polyamide
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
|Canada, USA||Europe||Rest of the World|
|Delivery||2-14 days||1-7 days||4-8 weeks||1-3 weeks||6-10 weeks||2-4 weeks|