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Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories


Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories


March 21–August 9, 2015

The Textile Museum's largest exhibition to date, Unraveling Identity united textiles from across cultures to explore expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity throughout the ages.

Throughout time and around the world, clothing, adornments, and other fabrics have articulated self and status—from ethnicity and occupation to religious belief. Featuring more than one hundred pieces that span 2,000 years and five continents, this exhibition showcased The Textile Museum’s world-renowned historic collection and key loans of contemporary art textiles and fashion.

Read the gallery guide or download the catalogue (PDF).