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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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Collection Highlights

T92.0348 T79.0034a-b

Featured Artifacts

shawl
shawl
early to mid 20th century
T92.0109
festival hat
festival hat
late 19th to mid 20th century
T88.0689
panel
panel
late 19th to early 20th century
T89.0074