Genevieve or Guinevere is a European jacquard wall tapestry portraying characters from the legends of Camelot. This tapestry depicts King Arthur and and Guenievere as they would have been at the end of the 15th century with brilliant colors. Arthur and the legends of Camelot are the epitome of the code of chivalry; a code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood which developed between 1170 and 1220.
The tenets of chivalry were an attempt to civilize the rather brutal activity of warfare. The ideals include sparing non-combatants such as women, children, and helpless prisoners; the protection of the church; honesty in word and bravery in deeds; loyalty to one's liege lord; dignified behavior; and single-combat between noble opponents who had a quarrel. As well as notions of courtly love and brotherhood in arms.