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Techniques

The TMC collection has examples of many kinds of techniques used to make textiles, including felting, weaving, knitting, and braiding. Explore one technique and you will find a wide range of variations; for instance, two textiles may be tapestry-woven but one is a wool textile from South America, thick and sturdy and patterned with simple stripes, while the other, a delicate, lustrous silk textile from China, presents the sinuous image of a dragon.

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Collection Highlights

T91.0273 T04X0001 T87.0292

Featured Artifacts

rug
rug
hand-spun
T82.0087
dress
dress
machine-sewn
T91.0274
pillow cover
pillow cover
embroidered
T90.0156b