Special topics in art history
By the Victoria & Albert Museum. Follow our conservation team as they carefully clean and repair a magnificent 19th century jama – a style of garment worn by men in India for centuries. This impressive example is embellished with gold and pieces of jewel beetle-wing cases, and needed delicate conservation before it could be put on display. Watch the processes that have added decades of life to this spectacular piece. Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/jama. Created by Smarthistory.