The Quest – Unicorn tapestry
The Quest – Unicorn 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 and its matching pair, the Lion tapestry, are each half of the full Quest for the Unicorn tapestry, a French tapestry woven by Jules Pansu in 77% wool and 20% cotton. It is lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. This shows the unicorn, representing purity, underneath the shields of the twenty four Knights of the Round Table.
The Quest – Unicorn tapestry is available in two sizes, the larger being non-returnable:
To order this Arts and Crafts tapestry: use the drop-down arrow in the top right to select a size (the price will show), then select quantity and click on the button to enter the securely encrypted shopping cart. You can pay using Visa, Mastercard or American Express, and then we’ll confirm receipt of your order.