Flemish Verdure Tapestry
Belgium, 17th Century
12'9" x 9'7" (389 cm x 292 cm)
This hand-woven Belgian Flemish Verdure tapestry is made in wools and silks, depicting a wooded landscape with lake in the center and a crane surrounded by flowering plants, a bird perched on a tree branch and a pair of parrots balanced on another to the right of center, a vista in the distance depicting a large hill surrounded by smaller hills and further trees, in a broad border of dense floral vines issuing from two square vases at each lower corner, a tied sheaf of wheat at each upper corner, outer plain and floral stripes.
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