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.
The limited-edition catalog Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design is available for purchase ($80). The hardcopy book includes essays by leading historians of Indian textiles, including Rosemary Crill, Steven Cohen, Avalon Fotheringham and Sylvia Houghteling. You can order a copy at the Artisans Gallery or by calling 202-960-5311, Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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