The Pastrana Tapestries of Alfonso V

Portuguese Landing at Asilah

Detail of Right


Picture Source: flandesenhispania.org
Moroccans Prepare to Defend the City of Asilah
Behind the crenellated walls, the Muslim residents try to defend Asilah with swords, shields, and spears. The Flemish weavers of the tapestry, unfamiliar with North African architecture, depicted a city that resembles one in northern Europe with high-pitched rooves and pointed spires.


The large image of the Landing at Asilah
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