The workshop has one high-wrap loom and three low-warp looms with flying shuttles. The weaving system dates from the end of the 18th century.
Mercedes Carrascosa is a native artisan from Pampaneira, in the Alpujarra of Granada. She follows in the footsteps and the traditions of her artisan family.
The creative process of a tapestry.
In the first case, the result won´t be exactly the same as the model. Each tapestry is handmade, so it will have small details that will make it unique.
In the second scenario, considering the client´s ideas and wishes, Mercedes does a study of the design with sketcher, the colour palette, the appoximate measurements and cost.
Once the client approves the details, Mercedes will combine the different fabrics and techniques like types of knots (Turkish, Spanish, Soumak..) to finish the tapestry and send the completed work to the clients home.