June 14, 2011

Tapestry De Wit Mechelen



In Mechelen, a Flemish town between Brussels and Antwerp, De Wit Royal Manufacturers, founded in 1889, has been restoring tapestries for over a century. It is the world's leading restorer for museums. Unfortunately, one needs an appointment to visit the collection of antique tapestries and to see the people at work.  I tried without one but didn't succeed. Therefore, unfortunately, I can only show pictures of the outside of the premises, I had just a peek inside and glanced at thousands of colorful yarn neatly stacked up on shelves against a huge wall. More to be found on the following website:
www.dewit.be