The flowers

Medieval tapestries often feature scenes which abound in luxuriant plant and animal life. The blue ground of this tapestry is sprinkled with a variety of flowers: we can distinguish strawberry plants, tall irises, clover, and clumps of rowan and rose trees.
Flowers very often have an allegorical meaning; the iris, and especially the rose, were personal attributes adopted by King Charles VII, and are represented on many tapestries dating from this period.