TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity

June 11, 2008 – December 28, 2008

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 2 Floor Plan

Textiles are powerful communicators of status, gender, and accomplishments in Africa. Featured in this exhibition are never before or rarely seen African costumes and textiles -- from ensembles to wrappers to wall hangings to chain mail and accessories and hats -- drawn from the National Museum of African Art's collection.