Learn how tapestries were made in the time of Louis XIV and are still made today. Explore the process of tapestry weaving at the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris, where historical techniques dating to the time of Louis XIV are used to make contemporary works of art.
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Introduction – 0:04
Designing a Tapestry – 1:08
Colorful Threads – 2:17
Preparing a Loom – 4:36
Weaving – 6:15
This video was produced in conjunction with the exhibition “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV,” on view at the Getty Center, December 15, 2016–May 1, 2016.
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