Gallery Talk: Flax, Fibers, and Fabric in "Woven Interiors"

Lori Kartchner, programs associate

Linen, or flax, was used by Egyptians for centuries to make clothing and furnishings, and even to bury the dead. This ancient fiber is labor-intensive both to harvest and harness, contributing to its enduring status as a luxury fabric. Join Lori Kartchner from the museum's Education Department to explore the story of linen through works on view in Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt.

This program is part of the museum's weekly Textiles at Twelve series, which explores textile arts and global cultures through films, lectures, gallery talks, and more. Free; no reservations required.