Tunic, Peru, The Textile Museum 91.341

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

Lori Kartchner, curator of education

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 Curator of Education Lori Kartchner 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.