V&A a history of pearls

If you didn't manage to see this exhibition, which was truly wonderful and so well presented at the V&A, it last 7 minutes, but a worthy 7 minutes nonetheless.

The film guides us through history, beginning at 1,000 BC, and taking into account Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Victorian era, the jazz age, the importance of pearls in Chinese and Indian history, and even the revolutionary cultured pearls created by Kōkichi Mikimoto. This film has been made to coincide with the V&A exhibition, ‘Pearls’.

 

Courtesy of the V&A

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