Arms of the Knights Belgian tapestry is inspired by the work of William Morris. (1836-1896) Arms of the Knights tapestry tells the tale of the 24 knights of the round table sent to search for the unicorn. In this tapestry the lion represents the knights as well as the shields, or "escutcheon" in the background. "Here are the arms of different knights of the round table bidden to search the lion and unicorn who departed on the quest whatever may happen to those knights these are the chiefest. Sir Gawame of Orkney. Sir Lancelot. Sir Hector de marys. Sir Galahad. Sir Pernval. and Sir Bors."