The silk road is a series of routes, thought to date back to the sixth or seventh centuries BC which cross the area from East to West and North to South, following the rivers and water supplies, avoiding geographical obstacles to keep travellers and animals safe and avoid bandits. On most journeys the goods carried for trade changed hands five to six times, however sometimes far more.
This exhibition showcases designers who embrace the philosophy of the ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT, and is a homage to its birthplace. The designers in the exhibition are from the United Kingdom and their items are made within the UK, utilising the collective experience of many people – young and old – and in some cases recreating items to preserve the past and future.
Kashmir Shawls (Paisley Shawls) is a collection of antique and modern shawls all displaying intricate hand weaving and embroidery techniques.