We're in the British Museum
A number of keen eyed supporters have spotted our fabrics on display in the Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece exhibition at the British Museum.
Our Forest Autumn (trousers) and Vintage Rose Red Berry (jacket with gold buttons) fabrics have been used in a recreation of a Persian riding dress from 500BC, using our fabric together with faux fur and metallic appliqués, designed by Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and sewn by Rebecca Southall.
At his royal investiture, the new Persian King would put on a riding coat (called a gaunaka ) which signified his right to rule. The fur-lined and highly decorated gaunaka coat was an indicator of wealth and status, and was worn exclusively by the Persian elite.
You can read more about these ancient rituals of Persia (in Professor's blog) by clicking on the image below...
You can see the recreated costumes discussed here, alongside other objects used to symbolise Persian royal power in the new special exhibition, Luxury and power: Persia to Greece which which runs from 4th May to 13th August 2023.
With especial thanks to the British Institute of Persian Studies who funded the costumes on display in the exhibition.