"The Pastrana Tapestries are among the finest surviving Gothic tapestries . . . Woven in the late 1400s, these monumental tapestries . . . are among the rarest and earliest examples of tapestries created to celebrate what were then contemporary events, instead of allegorical or religious subjects. . . Exquisitely rendered in wool and silk threads by Flemish weavers . . .tapestries teem with vivid and colorful images . . . set against a backdrop of maritime and urban landscapes."