The harvesting of pineapples. From a set of ten tapestries called "The History of the Chinese Emperor" commissioned by Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, son of the king Louis the XIVth, to the Beauvais Manufactur. At the end of the XVIIth century, the Jesuite missionaries were returning from China with tales and knowledge that were to influence the royal courts of Europe. These tapestries, very exotic for the time, were initially made for the Rambouillet castle.
The tapestry is fully lined with a strong cotton fabric. There is a rod pocket provided on the top.