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Silk Road Dress:Diplomats Merchants and Princesses Susan Whitfield Tuesday 12 November 2019

Paintings from the Silk Road and the remains of textiles found in tombs and other archaeological sites reveal the richness of Silk Road clothing for the elite, with wonderful hats, sumptuous silks and seductive shoes. This lecture will look at several examples to show something of the changing fashions across the Silk Road.