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Weaving threads

Category: Art & Culture May 18, 2021
© Álvaro López del Cerro

© Álvaro López del Cerro

Journey through history with the Royal Tapestry Factory, which in 2021 will celebrate 300 years since it first opened its doors. At the heart of its mission is the production and restoration of rugs, tapestries and coats of arms, in addition to conserving Spain’s textile heritage. Its guided tours invite us to discover how today’s master weavers work using centuries-old techniques.

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