Two individuals reaching towards rows of scarves hanging on a wall with a panel on the left that reads: "Ikat in Uzbekistan"


Artisans Gallery



The Artisans Gallery is an educational gallery where you can purchase and learn about handmade textiles representing global traditions. We share the stories of artisans around the world and support certified fair trade, sustainable, handmade and culturally authentic work. Museum members always receive a 10 percent discount.


Contact Us

Our staff associates can help you place an order for delivery.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-960-5311




Currently Featured

The Artisans Gallery features rotating displays and textiles that directly relate to our museum collections. We currently feature the following:


Our Principles

Certified Fair Trade: We purchase products only from companies that provide good working conditions for workers and ensure no child labor or forced labor was used.

Sustainable: We source textile products that are produced in ethically responsible ways, both for the maker and for the planet.

Handmade: We feature unique or one-of-a-kind items that emphasize quality craftsmanship.

Culturally Authentic: We present objects that emanate from the geographic regions that developed their techniques and aesthetic, or by artists who appropriate cultural sources to create new and original work.


Artisans Gallery display window and museum entrance