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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

hanging panel
hanging panel
late 19th to early 20th century
T96.0134b
shoulder cloth
shoulder cloth
early to mid 20th century
T92.0226
blouse
blouse
mid to late 20th century
T2012.23.125