Chivalry comes from the French word ‘chevalerie’ meaning ‘armoured knights on horses’. This period extended during the Middle Ages between the 11th and 15th Centuries, when brave and noble knights were engaged in conflicts and other courtly duties, which they were expected to fulfill with exemplary conduct.
Heraldry is the term given to the use of armorial bearings, often called ‘arms’. These arms began as the heraldic emblems which knights placed on their shields and other armour, from the 12th Century onwards, to enable them to be easily recognised by their followers, and not to be mistaken for their enemies.’
These wall-hangings are magnificent and are suitable for entrance halls, dining areas, lounge rooms and other areas of your home where an object d’art can be appreciated.
Tapestries from Fleur de Lys are high quality, with the emphasis on recreating the atmosphere and visual impact of the classic masterpieces. You can see these works of art in palaces and museums throughout the world. Or you can own a piece of history and culture to savour and preserve for yourself. These works of art are ideal investment and heirloom pieces, which are major talking points in any house or office.
Due to the nature of tapestry fabric, nobility and scholars throughout history have collected and preserved these works of art. Here are most of history’s finest tapestries reproduced for you. Each tapestry comes in different sizes as detailed in the enlargements. Dimensions are always quoted as Height x Width. Sizes on this site are approximate, but are stated as accurately as possible.
These wall-hangings are the finest made in the world. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.