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Indonesian term for the wax-resist dyeing process, or a fabric decorated with this process. Such fabrics reached fantastic heights of virtuosity on the island of Java in Indonesia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries after the introduction of machine-made cotton fabrics permitted more finely controlled designs.
Regular programs bring together textile experts and enthusiasts for a thematic show and tell of personal pieces. In memory of Harold M. Keshishian.
The museum's Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection inspires weekly lunchtime talks on changing D.C. topics.
Brief lectures and other interactive educational programs explore topics relating to art, history, and culture, and connect GW faculty, students, and the public.
Weekly lunchtime programs—including films, lectures, and gallery talks—focus on the textile arts and global cultures.
Family events held each quarter invite visitors of all ages to participate in thematic activities, demonstrations, and performances.
Excursions to venues in and around Washington, D.C., offer special collections access and opportunities to engage with artists, collectors, and experts.
Hands-on workshops offer an introduction to textile techniques and construction.