Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 9: Turning the Embroidery
In this week's episode, Hannah and colleagues from the rest of the conservation team flip the embroidery so that we can see the right side up again.
Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 10: Stitching the support fabric
In this episode Hannah describes how they go about stitching the support fabric to the front of the embroidery to keep things in place.
Conserving Vulture Peak I Episode 11: The results
In the final episode of the series, Hannah and Monique discuss their thoughts on the effectiveness of the conservation project as a whole. Dr Diego Tamburini also shares some of the findings from the dye analysis.
If you missed the previous 8 video's you will find them below
Banner with Sakayamuni, Tang dynastie,found by Aurel Stein (1862- 1943) in cave 17 in the Mogao caves in Dunhuang
This embroidery dates from China’s Tang dynasty (AD 618–907). It depicts the Buddha preaching at Vulture Peak – in Buddhist tradition a favourite retreat of the Buddha and his disciples, located in what is now north-east India.
It was discovered by archaeologist Sir Aurel Stein (1862–1943) who, while exploring the many caves at Dunhuang, discovered a walled up cave. Behind this wall was a library full of manuscripts paintings and textiles, including this astonishing embroidery.
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The tapestry is part of a collection donated to the British Museum by the archaeologist Sir Aurel Stein (1862–1943).