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Pile Carpets and Flat-weaves from the Silk Road in the First Millennium CE

11th APRIL 2018 at 7pm

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A talk by Dr Helen Persson

Dr Helen Persson will talk on the “Pile Carpets and Flat-weaves from the Silk Road in the First Millennium CE” from Sir Aurel Stein’s unique collection of textile fragments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. She will also discuss those held in the British Museum and National Museum in New Delhi.  Similar fragments in private collections in Europe and finds from recent excavations in China will also be discussed.


Helen Persson was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum for 14 years, and now at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Helen has lectured internationally and widely published on the V&A Stein collection, and is involved in a major international project based around the Silk Road.

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