This jacquard wall tapestry, Le Tournai, or The Tournament is a reproduction of an 1895 oil painting by Jean-Paul Laurens, called, A Tournament Scene at the End of the 15th century,allotted to the guard room decoration at the Public Records Office, the original tapestry, a faithful interpretation of the original, was woven at the Royal Manufacture of Gobelins from 1895 to 1899. Highly stylized, this epic composition can be compared with the sumptuous middle-ages frescoes. The first tournaments are attributed to Geoffrey de Preuilly circa 1000. Yet, it is only during the 12th century that they became very popular. Gathered around the royal family, the court attends those jousts. The tournaments give the nobility the opportunity to stand up for their banners and show their bravery. Accompanied with banquets and dances, these tournaments represent all the medieval characters.
- 50% Wool, 40% cotton and 10% others
- Backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging.
- Gently vacuum every 6 months. Dry clean only- when required.