Wholesale - Unicorn Valentine greeting card, blank inside
In my first year of art school, my art history professor sent us to visit The Cloisters, an amazing piece of medieval history tucked away in a very far corner of Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson river, which felt about 2000 miles away from our cramped Greenwich Village classroom with its humming slide projector and fidgety art students. At The Cloisters, inside a dark hall, I was amazed to find The Unicorn Tapestry. It's a familiar image - when I was little, I remember helping my cousins do a jigsaw puzzle of the same picture. Here it was, larger than life, nearly five hundred years old. It's displayed as part of a full series of seven tapestries, woven in dark wool with gilded threads. I spent a few minutes there in the quiet dark, a little overwhelmed by the huge set of huge tapestries. The quirky, botanically detailed wildflowers that fill the meadow were wonderful to see up-close. You can visit The Met Museum's "Unicorn in Captivity" page to see it and learn more about the love and fertility symbolism in this imagery, and the history behind these beloved tapestries.
Here's a valentine inspired by that unicorn and his beautiful meadow. These cards are printed in rich violet ink on an antique letterpress in Maine.
• Cards are blank inside
• standard A2 size, 4.25" wide x 5.5" high, can be mailed with one postage stamp.
• Letterpress card is printed on an antique letterpress machine in Portland, Maine
• Cards are printed on a heavy, pink French Paper card stock.
• Choose from a single card or a specially-priced set of five cards.
Each individual card comes packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with matching envelope, and a lovely teal blue "Morris & Essex" sticker on the back. The set of five cards comes packaged in a clear acrylic box with five matching envelopes, and "Morris & Essex" logo sticker on the back.