two women at a loom


Textiles 101 Gallery




Visit our interactive gallery for an introduction to how textiles are made.

From clothing to carpets, all textiles share four basic elements: fiber, structure, color and decoration. Textiles 101 invites you to explore the creation of handmade textiles from ancient times to today. Touch fibers in raw and processed forms, practice weaving techniques, digitally design your own textile and watch videos of artists at work anytime you visit the museum.

Support for the Textiles 101 gallery was provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and generous private donors.




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