These sites are recommended for more information on the subjects of textiles, related art forms and museums.

The Textile Museum

Dedicated to furthering the understanding of mankind's creative achievements in the textile arts.

American Textile History Museum

America's story through the art, science and history of its textiles.

The Textile Museum of Canada

The only museum in Canada exclusively devoted to the collection, exhibition and documentation of textiles from around the world.

Museum of Bags and Purses

A unique museum showing the history of the lady's handbag in western culture from the Late Middle Ages to the present day.

Pennsylvania Quilt and Textile Museum

A superb collection

The Textile Museum of Prato

The first museum entirely dedicated to textile art and technology.

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum contains artifacts and machinery related to the beginnings of the textile industry.

History of Fashion/Museum Collections

Links to interesting resources from Kent State University.

Fabric University

Learn about different fabrics and their history.

Handbags: A Peek Inside a Woman's Most Trusted Accessory

by Barbara G. S. Hagerty and Anne Rivers Siddons

History of the Handbag

An indispensable woman's accessory since the turn of the century. 

Inside Story of a Handbag, circa 1945

Original story from the New York Times.

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