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3-D artwork at Kidderminster museum


'Weaving over Kidderminster' officially opens on Saturday and people will have the opportunity to take along a camera or mobile phone on which to take photographs.

Museum manager Caroline Taylor said: "Our new exhibition is a three-dimensional flying carpet which, when people stand on it, gives the sensation that they are flying over the town. We have created a trompe l'oeil, a three-dimensional illusion that plays on the eye and makes visitors think they have stepped onto the flying carpet, which then weaves its way over Kidderminster.

"Too often people simply walk over carpets, ignoring what is beneath them as they step and we think it is about time that our visitors really considered the patterns, designs and colours that have made Kidderminster famous over the last 300 years. Our fantastic three-dimensional carpet allows people to really look at some of the most important designs that have originated from the town and were used to carpet palaces and embassies all over the world."

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Museum staff have worked with Birmingham-based Street Advertising Services to create the illusion.

Meanwhile, the Museum wants people to 'tweet their feet' as they are on the carpet and join a gallery of images that will appear on its website. The exhibition will run until December 31.

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