Visitor reaching for a scarf on a map wall display


Artisans Gallery



Our museum shop has reopened as the Artisans Gallery, an educational gallery where you can buy and learn about handmade textiles representing global traditions. The gallery shares the stories of artisans around the world and supports certified fair-trade, sustainable, handmade and culturally authentic work. Our museum members always receive a 10 percent discount. 

Reopening Hours

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday Hours:

Closed Friday, December 24-Tuesday, January 4.



gradientTextile Traditions

The Artisans Gallery features rotating displays and textiles that relate to the museum's collections. We currently feature the following textile traditions:

Kuba cloth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Embroidery in Guatemala

Block printing in India

Batik in Indonesia

Indigo dyeing in Japan

Alpaca fiber in Peru

Ikat in Uzbekistan


Contact Us

Our staff associates can help you place an order for delivery. Email the Artisans Gallery, call 202-960-5311 or reach out on Instagram (@artisansgalleryshop). 



Artisans Gallery display window and museum entrance