A Flemish 16th century tapestry
Woven in wool and silk (warp in wool, weft in wool and silk)
Circa 1550 - 1560
This kind of tapestry is called « Feuille de choux » (Cabbage Leaf). They appeared in the second half of the Sixteen Century, right after the “Mille fleurs” tapestry (1000 flowers) in the Northern Nederland and in France, in the area of Aubusson. The composition is quite original has the large dark and light green leaves are cut like holly leaves. Many birds and animals stand on this wonderfull vegetal pattern. Une very nice border with flowers and fruits frame the central composition, and in in the four corners, a blooming flower.