Marta Soria, 34, checks her work on a mirror as she hand-weaves a tapestry on a centuries-old loom on Oct. 7, 2016.
(REUTERS/Susana Vera)Unfortunately, a rich history doesn't guarantee a prosperous future. The factory has suffered several periods of financial strife and in 2015 nearly closed for good. With
Jose Antonio "Pepe" Carbajal, 59, hand-weaves a tapestry on Oct. 7, 2016.
Artisans unfold a repostero on Oct. 7, 2016.