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Spanish knot: the textile technique could become Intangible Heritage of Humanity

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The Spanish knot is a textile technique used in the making of rugs and tapestries in Spain from the Middle Ages, a very complicated technique that is used in tapestries like the one that appears in the video. Each square meter has more than 70,000 Spanish knots.

The Muslims brought it and it is still used for weaving in the Royal Tapestry Factory. Now, to protect this tradition, they want to propose to UNESCO that it be declared PIntangible Heritage of Humanity.

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Woven on the same looms as 200 years ago, each square meter needs more than 72,500 knots. Two characteristics differentiate the Spanish knot from the Turkish one: you cannot draw curves with it and, if you turn it around, it is symmetrical.

For all this, Spain has proposed that UNESCO declare it Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

In recent times, the factory has combined tradition with modern techniques. The purple color is still achieved with woodlice, but applying current technology. We are dealing with a technique that employs a sustainable economy: not only recycles washing and dyeing water, the remaining wool is used for composting.

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In addition, the institution only works with suppliers no pay gap between men and women and not work with children.

Source: Lasexta

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