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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ROM Daytime

In their roles as Collection Technicians for the Textiles and Costume section, Kristiina Lahde and Karla Livingston work with the pressures of limited time, resources, and a high volume of materials in order to defy gravity.

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And what a century it was!  Fashion expert Dawna Pym introduces you to some of the ROM's newest acquisitions, and delves into the trends of the times. 

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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.