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?

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