Rabbit pendant featuring a detail of the Lady with Unicorn, tapestry exhibited at the Cluny Museum.
Touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight... These six tapestries, woven around 1500, represent the five senses. There remains the sixth sense, commented by the inscription "A mon seul désir". Without excluding a meaning in the register of courteous love, it could mean free will: the woman with a dressed headdress and sought-after clothes renounces temporal pleasures.
These "millefleurs" tapestries are characterized by an abundant flora and are populated by a peaceful bestiary (monkey, dogs, rabbits, heron). In this paradisiacal nature that invites contemplation, the unicorn is sometimes an actress and sometimes a spectator. On each stage, it bears the coat of arms of the Le Viste family.