Ornamental Separator

The Textile Arts of Britain

On view in the Len and Cyndy Alaimo Gallery
Runs through June 2021


Now on view in the Alaimo Gallery, learn the story of the most important industry in 18th century Great Britain. The 13 British North American colonies were the biggest market for the trade, and more fabric flowed to North America than any other commodity. From the simplest wash cloth to the most elaborate furniture upholstery and fashionable clothing, textiles were spun, woven, and finished in British factories to be sold by merchants around the globe. Visit the exhibition at The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum to learn more.