The museum’s collection of African textiles features a wide variety of traditions and techniques, including Kuba raffia embroidery from Congo, Ashanti strip weaving from Ghana, bogolanfini mudcloth from Mali, Nigerian adire indigo resists, and embroidered samplers from Morocco. In addition to textiles, the collection includes a small number of hats and examples of Zulu beadwork jewelry.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Morocco)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-17
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Morocco)
  • silk and cotton embroidery on cotton foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-25
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sampler (Morocco)
  • silk and cotton embroidery on cotton foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-26
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 5 images of this object.
  • Skirt (Ivory Coast)
  • raffia.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Balamuth, Mr. and Mrs.....
  • 1990-133-2
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • Wrapper (Gambia)
  • cotton.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 1993-136-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 5 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 11 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • Asafo Flag (Ghana)
  • cotton.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. William Goulding and from General....
  • 2009-2-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Robe
  • alaari (waste silk), cotton.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Paul F. Walter and from General Acquisitions....
  • 2015-17-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
This object has not been digitized yet.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
This object has not been digitized yet.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • Wrapper
  • cotton.
  • Gift of Peggy Rogers in memory of her husband Glenn.
  • 2017-73-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • Textile
  • cotton.
  • Gift of Peggy Rogers in memory of her husband Glenn.
  • 2017-73-2
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.