It includes 10 volumes of Chinese and English versions of Dunhuang textiles from the British, French, Russian and Chinese collections of Lushun and Dunhuang Academy, with multiple texts and over a thousand pieces, from large banners to small ones. fragments. Completion of the vast Dunhuang Textiles has benefited from its strong international team of cultural institutions around the world, including the British Museum, the British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Guimet Museum, National Library of France, St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum, Dunhuang Academy and Lushun Museum based on research from the National Silk Museum of China and Donghua University.
Beginning in 2004, Donghua University and the National Silk Museum of China jointly established a Dunhuang Textile Research Team, which began to study Dunhuang textiles comprehensively and systematically. In 2006, Pr. Zhao Feng has been invited to UK, France, and Russia to study the tissue remains from the Library Cave (Cave 17) in Mogao Caves, Dunhuang. Since the end of 2013, another team from the National Silk Museum of China has carried out a systematic analysis and conservation of textiles mainly from the northern part of the Mogao caves.
For the first time, this series of books takes Dunhuang’s textiles as a comprehensive object of research and publication that fills the void in Dunhuang’s studies. As Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum said: “Thanks to these studies and the publications that result from them, we can reconstruct the complex history of silk and its production at 1st millennium AD – the material that became the symbol and gave the name to the great trade route. level, and it paved the way for further research and understanding in the future, ” Helene wang, added the curator of the British Museum.
SOURCE National Silk Museum of China