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The Textile Museum Journal



Our peer-reviewed journal is the leading publication for the exchange of textile scholarship in North America. We release a new volume each fall, digitally and in print. Articles feature research on the cultural, technical, historical and aesthetic significance of textiles from all around the world. The journal was published from 1962 to 2004, and then reinstated in 2017 thanks to support from the Markarian Foundation.

Museum members receive free digital access to the journal as part of their membership benefits. Subscription options are available for libraries, museums and other academic institutions.



About the Current Volume


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Guest-edited by Sarah Fee, volume 48 focuses on global Africa and its rich textile traditions. A multidisciplinary team of 14 scholars, from emerging to senior, explores a small slice of the subject from the medieval period to the present. Their essays help document the many layers of production and meaning in African and African diaspora textiles. Read the list of articles in this volume.


If you have questions about the journal, contact Editorial Assistant Margot Reed Silverstein at [email protected].