The Quest – Lion tapestry
The Quest – Lion tapestry is adapted from the Verdure with Deer and Shields tapestry in the Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. It was to hang underneath The Summons tapestry at Stanmore Hall. The original was adapted by John Henry Dearle in 1900 and woven in wool and silk on a cotton warp by Morris & Co at Merton Abbey based on the 15th century tale Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory. They were also called the San Graal tapestries and are now at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
This matches the Unicorn tapestry, each being half of the full Quest for the Unicorn tapestry which is finely woven in France in 77% wool and 20% cotton and is lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. It shows the lion, representing courage, underneath the shields of the 24 Knights of the Round Table in a modern adaptation of this Camelot theme. You can view this tapestry in the gallery of room settings.
The Quest – Lion tapestry is available in two sizes, the larger being non-returnable:
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