ROM Textiles & Fashions

From prehistory through to the present day, textile production has been a fundamental part of human existence. ROM Textiles & Fashions presents the rich heritage of textiles and fashion from around the world, drawing on the ROM’s collection of 50,000 fragile and sensitive objects and our extensive curatorial expertise. Rotating exhibits of weaving, needlework, printed and archaeological textiles, and silks related stories that interweave cultures and societies and record intimate histories, politics and ingenious innovation.

ROM Textiles & Fashions explores the fascinating world of global textiles and fashions.

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In 1903 Raymond Duncan (1874-1966), the brother of Isadora Duncan, cast-off the western masculine jacket and trousers and adopted a modern, draped, hand-spun and hand-woven version of classical Greek-style dress. The lecture discusses his new masculinity that so unsettled his contemporaries and why he adopted this clothing that highlights the socio-cultural boundaries of clothed and naked.

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Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

Take a historical and contemporary look at Asafo flags, the insignia created for the numerous military Asafo companies of the Fante states along the coast of Southern Ghana.

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