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Published: 22 June 2019

By Andy Ross

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Conserving the Emperor's Carpet

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

The piece, known as "The Emperor's Carpet" was made in the second half of the 16th Century when advances in manufacture along with dyeing and production of yarns made such a thing possible. With a wool pile on a silk warp and weft, the carpet had suffered from previous conservation attempts and the decision was made to restore it so that the public could enjoy seeing the fantastical designs and colours. Watch the short YouTube video below to see how the process was carried out. Isn't that a labour of love?