Precious carpet saved from flames at Notre-Dame goes on display

  • Sunday 15, September 2019 11:10 AM
  • Precious carpet saved from flames at Notre-Dame goes on display
Sharjah24 – Reuters: A 25-meter carpet saved from the Notre Dame fire in April is going on display to the public in Paris.
Designed by Saint-Ange and woven between 1825 and 1833 for the cathedral's choir by the famous Savonnerie manufacturers, the carpet is one of the cathedral's treasures.

It was donated in 1841 by King Louis-Philippe of France and rolled out for historic events such as the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1980.

Known as the "monumental carpet of the Notre-Dame choir", it narrowly escaped destruction during the April 15 fire at the iconic monument, with firefighters saving it from the flames.

But it sustained damage and is awaiting restoration at France's centre for the preservation of historic furniture, the Mobilier National.