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Textiles in the TMC collection represent a continuum of textile expression from past to present spanning over 2000 years. The oldest textile in the Museum is a fragment from the Nazca culture of southern Peru (100 AD). Contemporary textiles are often made using age-old practices, in some cases reshaped in new ways in the present. It is often difficult to determine exactly when a textile was made, as techniques and patterns can be consistent over many years.

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T92.0348 T79.0034a-b

Featured Artifacts

trousers
trousers
early to mid 19th century
T80.0001b
collar
collar
19th century
T94.0422
shoulder cloth
shoulder cloth
early 20th century
T84.0147