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The TMC holds a global collection comprised of textiles made by cultures from over 200 world regions. In each area people have shaped their textile traditions using the resources available in their local environments. Alpaca wool from the highlands of South America, cotton from South Asia, and bark cloth from Oceania produce distinctive expressions of textile art. Explore the textiles produced on 6 continents and learn about the many rich cultures that created them.

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shawl
shawl
South America
T81.0057
pouch
pouch
Africa
T86.0102
double bag
double bag
Asia
T86.0401