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Perspectives Art Explained

This shawl, thought to be hand-woven in India, was actually produced in France

Mar 27, 2013 2 MINUTES
"There are tulips, roses, carnations, irises, hydrangea, and they form this sort of dense garden that weaves in and out of the paisley shapes."

Curator Melinda Watt on a technologically advanced French shawl.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Karin L. Willis

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