Conservation of the Ardabil Carpet: the oldest dated carpet in the world


The beautiful Ardabil Carpet is one of the most important objects in the V&A’s Middle Eastern Collection, and the centrepiece of our Jameel Gallery of Islamic art. As the world’s oldest dated carpet, it is incredibly delicate and needs careful preservation. How is such a large and precious object preserved? Join our Head of Science, Boris Pretzel, and curator of Islamic Collections at Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Moya Carey, to find out how it can be kept in displayable condition over the next 500 years. Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-ardabil-carpet

Cite this page as: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, "Conservation of the Ardabil Carpet: the oldest dated carpet in the world," in Smarthistory, January 27, 2021, accessed April 18, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/conservation-of-the-ardabil-carpet-the-oldest-dated-carpet-in-the-world/.