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Ancient Andean Textiles

Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland

As part of the museum’s Galleries of the Ancient Americas, this rotation features textiles from the Paracas people of Peru’s south coast between about 3000 BCE and the early 1500s […]

Anni Albers: In Thread and On Paper

Blanton Museum of Art Austin

Anni Albers (1899–1994) is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century. Known for her wall hangings, weavings, and designs, she was also an innovative educator and printmaker. […]

Mixed Media: Woven Abstractions of Berber Woman

Alberto Levi Gallery Milano

Alberto Levi Gallery. Mixed Media: Woven Abstractions of Berber Women. Online exhibition. Milano, Italy. This online exhibition of Berber woven art is an expression of the sheer ingenuity and versatility of […]

Resist: Tie Dye Practices from Around the World

Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising Colorado State University, Ft. Collins

Resist dyeing is a magical process. Patterns and images are revealed after a complex series of folds, ties, binds, and dyes. Scholars believe that these practices may have developed independently […]

Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

The Textile Museum, George Washington University Washington D.C.

Prized worldwide for producing vivid patterns and colors, the ancient resist-dyeing technique of ikat developed independently in communities across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, where it continues to inspire artists […]

Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weavings from the Collection

Art Institute of Chicago Chicago

Weaving—it’s a familiar term, a millennia-old art form, and a technique used across the world. This exhibition of thirteen contemporary artists from five countries explores the beautiful diversity of the […]

Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

The Textile Museum, George Washington University Washington D.C.

Prized worldwide for producing vivid patterns and colors, the ancient resist-dyeing technique of ikat developed independently in communities across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, where it continues to inspire artists […]

Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: de Young Museum

Featuring one of the most iconic collections of 20th- and 21st-century women’s clothing in the United States, this exhibition includes 100 collection highlights, along with local loans of high fashion and […]

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Wilkes Barre

Ubuhle means “beauty” in the Xhosa and Zulu languages. It describes the shimmering quality of light on glass and its special spiritual significance for the Xhosa people. This exhibit features […]

Cloth as Land: Hmong Indigeneity

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan

While the Cloth as Land exhibition emphasizes contemporary HMong artists, there's an entire section dedicated to traditional textiles made by HMong artisans from around the U.S. and Southeast Asia dating […]

Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met 5th Avenue NY

The process of creating textiles has long been a springboard for artistic invention. In Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art, two extraordinary bodies of work separated by at least 500 […]

Carpets and Canopies of Mughal India

Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland

Carpets and canopies designated portable courtly spaces among nomadic groups. The Mughals of India used carpets and canopies to mark royal presence. Even when the Mughals settled in permanent stone […]

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston

From tradition to trendsetting, today South Korea is a cultural superpower. But behind the country’s meteoric rise to the world stage—a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave, or hallyu—is the […]

Patterns and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women

Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington DC

In the late nineteenth century, Amish women adopted an artform already established within the larger American culture and made it distinctly their own. They pushed cultural limitations by innovating within […]

Shimmering Silks: Traditional Japanese Textiles

Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis

Ever since the cultivation of silkworms was introduced to Japan from China during the third and fourth centuries CE., Japanese people have used silk to create items of clothing and […]

Shirin Towfiq: Threaded Journeys

Mingei International Museum San Diego

Folk art and craft are deeply rooted in traditions frequently passed down through generations. Steeped in cultural heritage, the techniques and skills are a living record of the past and […]

Woven Histories: Textiles and Modern Abstraction

National Gallery of Art DC

In the 20th century, textiles have often been considered lesser—as applied art, women’s work, or domestic craft. Woven Histories challenges the hierarchies that often separate textiles from fine arts. The nexus […]

Porfirio Gutierrez: Cosmos/Continuous Line

Chinati Foundation TX

Cosmos/Continuous Line, an exhibition of recent work by weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez, represents his quest to affirm and sustain his family’s Zapotec identity and Indigenous culture in Mexico, carrying his work […]

Fashioning Aloha

Honolulu Museum HI

Aloha wear is more than flowers. Spanning almost 90 years, Fashioning Aloha showcases the diversity and inspiration of design motifs in aloha wear—holokū (gowns), mu‘umu‘u, holomu‘u (dresses), and aloha shirts. Starting […]