The Textile Gallery features changing exhibitions of Andean and Byzantine textiles. Garments, hangings, and other light-sensitive objects illustrate weaving styles, iconographic elements, and the use and function of cloth in early societies. The Gallery's floor bears a Byzantine mosaic with scenes in which hunters actively engage with a boar and tigress on a field strewn with florets.
Objects currently on display in the Textile Gallery are part of Dumbarton Oaks' permanent collection.
Now on View
Fragments of Fashion: Dress Textiles from Egypt
Until September 2015 in the Textile Gallery