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Materials

Textiles are composed of fibres which have certain characteristics: they are flexible, thin relative to their length, and strong enough to withstand processes like spinning, dyeing and interlacing. Textiles can be made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from the stems of readily available grasses to filaments that are first unwound from the cocoons of wild moths and then wrapped with precious metals.

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Collection Highlights

T91.0005 T95.0164a T86.0016

Featured Artifacts

cushion cover
cushion cover
metal thread
T81.0111a
commemorative cloth
commemorative cloth
cotton
T01X0027
hat
hat
paper
T85.0744