The Forest of Clairmarais is a European jacquard wall tapestry. This landscape tapestry depicts a scene from a 17th century French verdure original. The Clairmarais Forest was an idyllic haven populated with oak, beech, and elm trees, and included a huge pond, dug by monks in a nearby abbey. Here see the waterways, with land masses on either side, and an abundance of trees and forest foliage, in gorgeous greens, olives and blue green. The scene is true to French verdure tapestry style: the leaves and foliage rendered with the distinct stylized method, and meticulous attention to design, detail, and composition. The large trees in the foregound meadow, overlooking the distant lake and forest, create a sense of scale to this work. An ornate border with acanthus leaves wrapping around, accompanies this glorious landscape scene.