The art of making a tapestry


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.

Video chapters:
Introduction – 0:04
Designing a Tapestry – 1:08
Colorful Threads – 2:17
Preparing a Loom – 4:36
Weaving – 6:15

Video from The J. Paul Getty Museum

 

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "The art of making a tapestry," in Smarthistory, May 9, 2017, accessed May 26, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/making-a-tapestry/.