West Asia and Egypt

Detail of fragmentary roundel, Egypt, Late Roman Period, 4th century, The Textile Museum 71.10
Fragmentary roundel, Egypt, Late Roman Period, 4th century. Wool; tapestry woven. The Textile Museum 71.10. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1927.

The Textile Museum has an outstanding collection of late-antique textiles, with more than four hundred examples that range from small fragments to some of the largest and finest pieces known today. Encompassing more than eight-hundred objects, the museum's Islamic textiles and the medieval tiraz collection span the ninth to the thirteenth century with minimal gaps and are some of the best in the world.  

On View

Detail of pillar rug from the museum's collections

Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.