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Embroidered Bodies: Textiles Exhibition
May 5, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Clothing tells a multitude of human stories, with each embroidered stitch contributing to the tale. This exhibition introduces the Ashmolean’s diverse textile collections through a selection of exquisite, crafted garments, expressing themes of personal identity, local tradition, and international trade.
The exhibition will include a selection of garments drawn from the Eastern and Western textile collections of the Ashmolean Museum. Works will include a diverse range of garments from hats to shoes, stomachers to collars, dating from as far back as the 1400’s right up to the 20th century.