Burgos Tapestry restoration

The above is a YouTube video of the restoration process for this tapestry. Just think, from 1974 until December, 2009 when it was finally hung in the Cloisters, this tapestry was being painstakingly restored. They even had to develop new yarn for the restoration, because yarn during the 1600s was much coarser than what’s available today. Amazing what goes into a project like this!

If the video doesn’t embed as intended, there is a link below. Very interesting to watch, about 16 minutes long. Oh, and it looks as if they’re using a Mirrix loom to weave some sections http://youtu.be/Pf3usSyHVXs

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