A unicorn is a magical creature well known during Medieval and Renaissance times in myths and legends. Throughout the medieval ages, people (Europeans, in particular) considered the unicorn a religious symbol.
The unicorn stood for the virtues of chastity, purity and sanctity.
Unicorn tapestries became one of the most popular tapestry art works produced
during the Medieval Ages.
The unicorn was known to be representative of
himself. This acquired symbolism gave the Unicorn a revered place in the Medieval European Society. A famous series of tapestries is
The Tapestry Cycle
The Lady and the Unicorn
(La Dame à la Licorne) and
The Hunt of the Unicorn
See more fine woven goods in our gallery of Renaissance Tapestries
Unicorn Tapestry Collection