Friday, 5 September 2008

the ardabil carpet

Here are two pictures from earlier this week. Sarah and Eric and Dave and I went to the V&A. We saw the Ardabil carpet, which I discovered last time I was there. Dave took these photos to show how massive it is. It is the world's oldest dated carpet, made in 1539-1540. It has very densely knotted pile: 5300 knots in every square with sides ten centimeters.

I want to turn these photographs into a lesson activity involving converting areas.There are x knots per square inch. Find x.

1 comment:

Kevin & Sonya said...

Cab you imagine the dust mites in a rug that old. :) I would sneeze my heart out. Sorry to hear that you had some trouble getting back home.