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See Cultural Highlights from Funk Center Permanent Collection

The Funk Center for Textile Arts presents its new exhibition, Textiles & Culture: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Sept. 14-Dec. 14.

Since its opening in August 2009, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts has amassed a permanent collection of more than 1,000 objects. These unique textile pieces and accessories reflect a collection dedicated to the promotion of fiber arts from across the centuries and around the world.

Highlighting the permanent collection are traditional handmade textiles, embroidery, garments and related accessories from Africa, Japan, India and Central Asia, Europe and North America. Selections from this collection to be featured in “Textiles & Culture” include South African beadwork, Japanese Meiji-era kimonos, Central American embroidery and contemporary fiber art.

Regular hours for the center are Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or call (321) 674-8313.

Image: Girl\’s Apron (Isipephetu), South Africa, Ndebele, 20th Century. Canvas, glass beads, fiber, 14 1/8\”x 14 3/4\”. Gift of William and Norma Canelas Roth. 2007.13.03. Photo by Dominic Agostini

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