This story revolves around the Lady and the Unicorn set of tapestries. Nicolas des Innocents is commissioned by Jean Le Viste to create these works of art. Nicholas espies Claude, the nobleman's daughter and immediately falls in lust. Nicholas while a wonderful painter is also a lover of women. He has already impregnanted the Le Viste's maid.
The story follows the making of the tapestries though the paintings, the creation of 'cartoons' and then the weaving. We learn about each of the families connected to the tapestries. The De La Chappelles are chosen to weave the tapestries and of course they have a beautiful blind daughter.
The most interesting aspect of the story was how these works of art were created and the 'cost' to these artisans in creating these pieces