Window-Shopping for Affordable Aubussons

Kincaid, Mary
March 1992
Fiberarts;Mar/Apr92, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p80
The article focuses on Sylvie Sinnapu, a weaver at Robert Four Tapestries. The Aubusson tapestries are duplicated by Sinnapu using threads of silk, cotton and wool which are specially dyed in colors mixed with Aubusson Water. Sinnapu began her career preparation when she was 14 years old. She undergone three-year apprenticeship and took classes on weaving, design, painting and art history. She finished her studies at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs at Aubusson. The traditional hand weaving of Sinnapu is what attracts pedestrians from Rue Bonaparte into the Robert Four Tapestries showrooms.


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