Month: November 2017

The Story of The Persian Carpet

Wiliam Morris was a passionate advocate of Persian textiles and instrumental in convincing the Victoria & Albert Museum to purchase the world famous Ardabil carpet.Measuring 38′ long by 18′ wide, it is an extremely fine specimen bearing the following inscription by the weaver:“I have no refuge in the world other than thy threshold. There is no protection for my head other than this door.The work of the servant of the threshold Maqsud of Kashan in the year 946.”So it is apt that Arts & Crafts…

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Life with the Boxes

Life as an archive and cataloguing volunteer is about more than just rummaging through unseen items.Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace is fairly unique among historical houses because it still feels very much like a home. It’s not merely a recreation of what could have been, but is a reflection of how its cross-generational inhabitants really did use it as a space in which to live.And like any home, Emery Walker’s House has collected a plethora of knick-knacks over the years. As a…

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