In Medieval times, the accolade was a ceremony to confer knighthood. This detail from a 1901 painting by British artist Edmund Blair Leighton, an associate of the pre-Raphaelites, shows a young queen, a knight bowed before her, and an audience serving as witnesses.
Jaquard-woven cotton-blend tapestry pillow, handcrafted by master tapestry weavers in Cornwall. 19 x19" flat; 16" x 16"x 6" stuffed. Zippered pillow cover is stuffed with USA-made cushion.