At the Paris World's Fair of 1878, visitors could view a Persian carpet
created with a Polish royal family coat of arms. This type of carpet was
dubbed a "Polonaise" kilim in 1878. The term, still used by many, refers
to kilims actually made not in Poland, but in Persia during the Safavid...
Ideal textile preservation conditions include stable temperature and
humidity, limited lighting, and no pests. Museums cannot provide perfect
conditions as they display their collections to the public, and historic
house museums have additional difficulty. Existing structures are...