These decorative tapestries are inspired by handwoven tapestries throughout history. The ornamental style of the 18th and 19th centuries evolved from the requirement for tapestries to fulfill a greater function in interior decoration. Subjects were often floral, still-life, or architectural, sometimes inspired from paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters. ‘Exotic' themes from distant lands became fashionable as a result of the increase in ocean voyages and exploration during these centuries. These Jacquard tapestries are reminiscent of these fine tapestries, and translate seamlessly into any home decor. Shop Heirloom Tapestries for our collection of elegant wall tapestries here today.