Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Stories behind the Intricate Allegorical Tapestries

The Lady and the Unicorn, tells the story of a set of wall tapestries and the engaging story behind its creation.

The novel presents an artist, Nicolas des Innocents, who designed the tapestries through a commission by a high-ranking person. Though Claude is a brilliant visionary and artist he is known in his city as a man with a propensity for chasing anything with a skirt. When this artist meets his employer's wife and daughter, he is immediately drawn to them, most especially the young girl named Claude. Thus he began courting for her affection.

His seductive ways land him in bed with any girl he meets. One to love a whirlwind romance, he seeks out more and more. The tapestry links all the characters in complex weave of silk threads and beautiful patterns, showing off a tapestry that is an allegory of desire and love.

I'm really happy I had the luck to find this in Booksale yesterday! They're having a huge sale and I bought this for only P20! Sure, the book's not in mint condition, but it's more than acceptable! I love the inset pictures here, as they provided all the six tapestries in full color pages. What fortune :)

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