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The tapestry of Aubusson recognized worldwide

Less than 25 minutes by car from the Domaine de Louveraude, the discovery of AUBUSSON is necessary if only to understand how AUBUSSON became the world capital of Tapestry and why UNESCO, in 2019, has inscripted Aubusson tapestry on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity... For six centuries, tapestries have been woven in Aubusson. The purity of the hollow water, sheep wool, dye plants and an existing textile activity have probably facilitated the installation of the first weavers. Becoming Royal Manufacture by Colbert's will, Aubusson owes its international fame to the technique of weaving on a smooth bass craft. This long and meticulous work can only be carried out thanks to the fingering of the weavers and their long years of learning. To discover what is the tapestry of AUBUSSON it is necessary to visit:

·         «La Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie », the all new museum tracing five and a half centuries of production in AUBUSSON in a very successful museography.

·         « Le Musée des cartons de tapisserie » next to the picturesque Pont de la Terrade (the traditional quarter of the upholsterers for several centuries)

·         « La Maison du Tapissier » information: tourist Office of Aubusson-Felletin