Textile Design Student Helped Create Carpets for Papal Visit: The Virginian-Pilot

Textile design student Lydia Whitford helped create two ceremonial carpets being used during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia this weekend as part of her internship at Langhorne Carpet, The Virginian-Pilot reported Sept. 26. Whitford, of Portsmouth, Va., helped design the gold medallions on three carpets to be used upon the Pope’s arrival at Philadelphia International Airport and at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

“I didn’t think I would have anything I felt this proud about this early,” Whitford said. Langhorne designer Andrea Perlman, a PhilaU textile design alumna, also worked on the carpets.

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