The Arming and Departure of the Knights
The Arming and Departure of the Knights tapestry is the second of the Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries principally designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and first woven by Morris & Co at Merton Abbey in 1890 with another version woven in 1895. William Morris (heraldry) and John Henry Dearle (floral background) also designed elements of the series which were based on the 15th century tale Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory. These were also called the San Graal tapestries and were originally woven in wool and silk on a cotton warp. We see Queen Guinevere on the left handing a sword to Sir Lancelot. The knight on the far right is Sir Gawaine. This Camelot tapestry is now at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
This tapestry is finely woven in France in rayon, acrylic and viscose and it is lined, with a rod pocket for hanging. We supply instructions for easy tapestry wall-hanging with every order. You can view this tapestry in the gallery of room settings.
The Arming and Departure of the Knights tapestry is available in four sizes. The two largest sizes are non-returnable. There is also a detail showing the left side of the tapestry.
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