The Elephant european tapestries
The Elephant Belgian tapestries
The Elephant wall art
Woven in Belgium The Elephant European Tapestry

The Elephant European Tapestry

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Description

The Elephant is a European jacquard wall tapestry featuring an exotic Asian elephant covered with rich carpets and ornaments. The original design is from a famous 19th century tapestry on display in the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was woven at a carpet factory in Aubusson established by Alexis Sallandrouze, 1808-67. The design, attributed to Jean-Baptiste-Amédée Couder, 1797-1864, draws on a number of different sources. By introducing these exotic influences, the tapestry contributed to a revival of the decorative arts in France in the 1840's. The luxuriant landscape is framed by pairs of twisted columns. The ornamental border is very rich, composed of a dense, complex tracery recalling the decorative vocabulary of Islamic architecture. Beyond this architectural frame lies a luminous landscape in which an Asian elephant can be seen passing between a palm and a banana tree. The elephant, richly caparisoned from top to toe. The tapestry may have been part of a set representing the continents.

Specifications

Product Type Tapestry
Origin Woven in Belgium
Color Cream
Composition 80% Cotton, 20% Viscose and Polyester blend.
Finish Backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging
Shape Rectangle
Location Drawing Room,Living Room
Artist Jean-Baptiste Huet

Weight & Dimensions

Dimension Weight
B - H 27" x W 42" 2.00 lb

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Estimated Shipping Date: 10/27/2020


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