Lady of the Fountain comes from an original illustration by Alan Lee, artist and book illustrator. Lee is one the lead concept artist for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies as well as illustrating numerous editions of the work of J. R. R. Tolkien. The concept for this artwork comes from the medieval fairytale called Owain, or Lady of the Fountain.
“A shining vision in gold appeared to the young Owain, as the most fairest and generous woman in the world. However he had just slain her husband the Black Knight”.
Traditional Tapestries were established in 1991 by husband and wife team, Colin and Catherine. Their workshops and office complex utilise a large converted barn nestling in the Cornish countryside. They are family business employing a local skilled workforce.
All of the tapestry panels and fabrics are imported direct from Master Flemish Weavers, who use modern electronic Jacquard looms utilizing the latest computer technology to create the finest high quality designs. Many designs are reproduced from ancient medieval tapestries, although several new creations are inspired from contemporary art forms. The unfinished tapestry panels are then sent to the UK where they are made into elegant wall tapestries, cushions and bags.
Measures approx. 82cm x 86cm and has a tab on the back to hang using a pole or a rod (sold separately).
Please be aware, delivery of this item can take up to two weeks.