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Thousands of years of trade and invasion brought Buddhist monks into contact with merchants and nomadic peoples in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. This short video, produced in conjunction with the exhibition Buddhism along the Silk Road: 5th–8th Century, shows how these interactions occurred.
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Most large decorative hangings like this one were woven in the late Ming period in textile centers of South China, such as Hangzhou and Suzhou, for prosperous households in the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
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