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George Washington University: the Textile Museum

The Textile Museum at George Washington University was founded in 1925 by textile collector and philanthropist George Hewitt Myers. Today, the collection contains no fewer than 20,000 textiles from around the world and includes rugs, clothing, wall hangings, and more. Visitors can learn more about the museum's complete collection via the Collection Highlights section, which provides an overview of the museum's collection by region. Meanwhile, the Featured Pieces section allows visitors to examine 87 pieces from the collection, accompanied by short captions. Among these featured pieces are: a silk kimono from early twentieth-century Japan; a carpet woven in Cairo, Egypt around the year 1500; a sash from eighteenth-century Poland; a tunic from eighth- or ninth-century Peru; and a small rug from nineteenth-century Turkmenistan. This collection is highly enjoyable to browse and offers a glimpse into the diversity of textile styles and materials across region and time.
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