In 2009 Aubusson tapestry was listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. The remarkable know-how of Aubusson tapestry weavers has been passed on throughout the centuries. There is a different trade for each of the steps in tapestry making. Aubusson is the only place in the world where all trades involved in tapestry making coexist.
The tapestry weaver's house in Aubusson
Aubusson tapestry is presented to visitors in a magnificent 15th century house : stroll through time in the painter’s workshop, the weaver’s workshop and the tapestry seller’s office. The atmosphere in the different rooms, the colours of the different wools, the tapestries and weaving demonstrations will lead you into the magical world of this ancestral art. The highlight of your visit: admire the works of Dom Robert.
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Aubusson's Tapestry Museum
This Museum owns a permanent collection of XVIIth and XVIIIth century northern Limousin tapestries, as well as XXth century tapestries, many created by Jean Lurçat. The museum also has an outstanding tapestry documentation centre.