DEPARTMENTS WITH COLLECTIONS . . TEXTILE AND COSTUME DEPARTMENT
Fabric
Carpet
Rug
Tapestry
Embroidered wall hanging
Silk Painting
Dress
Wedding Dress
Head-dress and Head-Band
Embroidered Icon
TEXTILE AND COSTUME DEPARTMENT

In charge of the Department: Draginja Maskareli, Senior Curator

The Department for Textiles and Costume holds objects representing a very wide timespan – from the early centuries A.D. right up to 1918. The items are divided into two groups – the Textile Collection and the Costume Collection.

The Textile Collection comprises rugs, carpets, tapestries, materials, embroidery, lace, coverlets, mats, wall decorations, and pictures, curtains, pillows and church coverings. Weaving tools include spinning wheels and spindles. The Costume Collection encompasses women's costume, men's costume, children's wear and church vestments. There are many items of underwear and clothes – lingerie, dresses, capes, suits and the like, also kerchiefs, scarves, hats, hair decorations, caps, footwear, and fashion accessories, such as belts, handbags, sunshades, fans, handkerchiefs, walking sticks, boxes for visiting cards and the like. The Study Collection covers copies of motifs from frescoes on both textiles and costumes, and also other items important for a study of textiles and costume.

The systematic expansion of these collections has resulted in the present figure of about 2,500 items and about 600 items in the study collection.