Art: Twentieth Century Tapestries

Mme Paul Cuttoli, smart, svelte, energetic wife of France's Senator from Constantine, Algeria, began mixing art and philanthropy years ago when she imported wool from India, set her husband's impoverished constituents to weaving rugs. Few years after the War she grew interested in the plight of France's tapestry weavers. Flourishing when kings and noblemen wanted something ornamental to keep out the draughts which seeped through castle walls, their craft was dying in an age of steam heat and small apartments. What tapestry weaving needed, decided Mme Cuttoli, was a stiff shot...

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