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A Mon Seul Desir (to my soul desire).. no matter how we say it, it speaks volumes. This is the unicorn tapestry of desire and love. Also, known as A Mon Seul Desir I French Tapestry.
This is the sixth wall hanging in The Lady in the Unicorn Series, also known as The Tapestry Cycle. Each of the five senses are woven tapestries depicting each scene for sight, touch, smell, sound and taste. The sixth sense is reserved for love or desire.
The unicorn is the purest of animals that walk the earth in his solitary and mysterious fashion, showing acts of kindness and selflessness, as he can cure poison with his horn. He is sought after by many for these powers. The fair lady is the only one who can tame the fierce and magical unicorn. The unicorn loves his fair maiden and would fight to the death for her safety and well being.
Unicorn Tapestry, To My Soul Desire is woven in France, 50% wool and cotton blend, fully lined with sleeve for rod, dry clean.
44 inches wide by 34 inches high
58 inches wide by 44 inches high
78 inches wide by 58 inches high
Woven In: Woven in France
Material: Cotton Wool Blend
Finish: Backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging.
Primary Color: Red
Secondary Color: Blue, Green
Product Care: Gently vacuum every 6 months. Dry clean only- when required.
History: A Mon Seul Desir I is one of the famous six tapestries in the The Lady and the Unicorn series residing in the Cluny museum . Woven in about 1511 they feature the arms of Jean le Viste. Each represents one of the senses except for the final A Mon Seul Desir. Also known as My Sole Desire, this piece is woven in the jaquard style and depicts a young woman of high society with her servant surrounded by a unicorn and a lion on a red background with many flowers and animals.