These tapestries, also called “feuilles d’aristoloches”, represent in fact acanthus leaves. Woven in Flanders during the second half of the 16th century, those tapestries whose field is dominated by huge leaves and flowers belong to the tradition of floral tapestries, such as “Millefleurs” of 15th and early 16th centuries.
This magnificent piece shows in its upper part a field made with original laced “feuilles de choux”, flowers, fruits and birds. A splendid deer takes up the lower side.
The rich border is decorated with leaves, flowers, fruits and eight feminine figures.
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