- February 2014 -
The small town of Aubusson, at the very heart of France, has always been one of the most important centres of tapestry production. This ancient art, which has been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is now the subject of an ambitious cultural rediscovery and valorisation project developed jointly by Haltadefinizione and Cité Internationale de la tapisserie et de l'art tiseé.
Thanks to this project, the precious tapestry by Antoine Jorrand, "La Fée des bois" (1909, 352x242 cm), part of the Museum collection, has now been digitised in ultra-high-definition. The reproduction, at a resolution of more than 1600 ppi, will allow the researchers of the Aubusson Museum to carry out detailed studies being able to magnify individual threads and thereby analyse the weaving technique used to create this masterpiece.