Breathtakingly Beautiful Antique 17th Century Flemish Tapestry, Country of Origin: Brussels, Circa date: 17th Century – Here is an absolutely beautiful antique tapestry — a 17th century antique Flemish tapestry that was originally hand woven by the artisan rug makers of Brussels, Belgium. While Northern Europe may not be especially well known for its antique rug tradition, some of the very finest tapestries every woven are products of present-day Belgium. In the 17th Century, tapestry weaving was an important industry in Flanders, which traded throughout Europe and beyond. Woven in the height of the European tradition, this ornate landscape antique Flemish tapestry is bordered by a florid frame woven with dramatic bouquets and acanthus-leaf scrolls. This sumptuous pictorial scene features dramatic shading, precise details and grandiose borders associated with the Flemish style. Typifying the most important and desirable characteristics of antique Flemish tapestries, this gorgeous piece represents a profound achievement in tapestry-making. The beauty of this piece has already endured for decades, and is certain to endure well into the future. A beautiful example, this antique 17th century Flemish tapestry speaks to the power of classical tapestry design.