National Geographic : 1938 Apr
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart TAPESTRY WEAVERS MUST HAVE WHAT IT TAKES-PATIENCE In a week of steady work, a girl of Malines (Mechelen) may complete only a square foot of her woven picture. The weaver in the foreground binds together slits left in a finished tapestry. Behind her, another separates the warp threads of her loom to peek at the design, fastened beneath. Loose ends show she is working from the reverse side. Among famous sets of Belgian tapestries are The Acts of the Apostles, designed by Raphael in 1515, woven in Brussels, now preserved in the Vatican.