|A knitted purse from Germany dated from 1814-1840. Read about it here.|
At this time (Fall, 2012) nearly 60% of the collection is up. That is a lot of significant design, ladies and gentlemen.
A Sampling From The Cooper-Hewitt
These are just a few that I really liked. I am sure you will find many of your own. Two notes: many of the objects are "sleeping," which means that they are resting in storage and not on view for the visiting public. So for most of us, the only way to appreciate them is virtually over the Internet. Also, these objects are from all over the world. We can be inspired by numerous cultures from about any century.
|Woman's gloves from Spain-dated circa 1800-1829. Read about them here.|
|A Japanese tea ceremony rug dated from the late 19th century.|
It is tie-dyed felted wool. Read about it here.
|Modern bobbin lace circa 1982. Read about it here.|
|Drawings by Joseph Hoffman for a textile called 'Ozone," dated 1923.|
Read about it here.