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Materials

Textiles are composed of fibres which have certain characteristics: they are flexible, thin relative to their length, and strong enough to withstand processes like spinning, dyeing and interlacing. Textiles can be made from a wide variety of materials, ranging from the stems of readily available grasses to filaments that are first unwound from the cocoons of wild moths and then wrapped with precious metals.

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Collection Highlights

T91.0005 T95.0164a T86.0016

Featured Artifacts

festival hat
festival hat
silk
T86.0627
wedding jacket
wedding jacket
metal
T02.30.1
bed cover
bed cover
cotton
T2005.30.1