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Whereas other forms of art or creative expression like singing, dancing, and painting are something most people have explored or experienced at an early age, textiles or the world of fashion designing is something that not everyone has an interest in, much less a talent for. Thankfully, there are places like the Textile Museum of D.C. that effectively introduces the public to the world of fabrics and that many works of art one can create through it. Founded in 1925, the museum has a wide range of textile collections that include everything from Oriental carpets imported from the Middle East to avant garde outfits to ancient Peru costumes.

The Textile Museum is also popular for its expansive and picturesque gardens, which happened to be designed by Rose Greely, the state?s 1st licensed female architect. The museum is also housed in a historical building designed by John R. Pope in 1913 and which originally served as the residence for George H. Myers. Besides the museum?s displays, the site also offers a research library, an acclaimed gift shop, and workspace for lectures, seminars, and other activities.
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