Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning: Show and Tell: Indian Textiles From Your Collection

Two women holding up a textile
Nakshi kantha tapestry by Surayia Rahman and Arshi, "Victorian Times," Bangladesh, 1990s. Photo by Zachary Marin/the George Washington University.


Join a panel of experts for an in-person display and commentary on South Asian rugs and textiles from your personal collections. Participants are encouraged to bring high-quality items, inspired by our exhibition Indian Textiles: 1000 Years of Art and Design. Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early.

About the Exhibition

Vibrant textiles have long been synonymous with Indian culture. Their distinctive abstract, floral and figurative patterns have inspired countless variations. Featuring masterworks from The Textile Museum Collection and the private collection of Karun Thakar, this major exhibition and accompanying publication showcase court weavings, folk embroideries and other fabrics from the eighth through the early 20th centuries. Learn more about the exhibition.

How to Participate

This program will take place in person at the museum. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot.

Please indicate in your registration the number and types of textiles you intend to bring. We request that you vacuum your textiles beforehand, even if they are clean, to help us keep the museum pest-free. Space is limited; advance registration is required.

About Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Collectors and experts discuss textile topics and display examples from their personal holdings. This series is named in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Browse upcoming programs