• Short Summary

    As more storms hit south-east France, Oct 6, the people of Aubusson, in the department of Creuse, were still battling with the floods that had done severe damage to their most important trade - the carpet industry.

  • Description

    As more storms hit south-east France, Oct 6, the people of Aubusson, in the department of Creuse, were still battling with the floods that had done severe damage to their most important trade - the carpet industry.

    Flood water from the River Creuse - a secondary tributary of the Loire - filled the streets of Aubusson and inundated workshops and factories, playing havoc with looms and weaving material. Many valuable carpets were destroyed, all kinds of equipment damaged, months of hard work rendered useless.

    Thousands of workers are employed in the carpet industry at Aubusson, where a high artistic standard is maintained by a national school of decorative arts, founded in 1869. The industry goes back at least as far as 1531. Beauvais tapestries and Gobelins are still made on hand-looms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I7FYS97EGUE8PBCVDBE01O2K
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I7FYS97EGUE8PBCVDBE01O2K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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