Collection Description

The Wolfsonian’s holdings reveal the many uses to which textiles may be put, ranging from interior decoration to political propaganda. The collection contains textiles, textile samples, or design drawings produced by notable individual designers as well as artists working for the Wiener Werkstätte in Austria, the Omega Workshops in England, and the Works Progress Administration in the United States. Scarves, handkerchiefs, and banners, made as souvenirs or for propaganda purposes, are also featured in the collection.