Textile refers to a flexible material comprising of a network of natural or artificial fibers, known as yarn. Textiles are formed by weaving , knitting, crocheting, knotting and pressing fibers together. Textile Museum is that specialized category of museum which primarily preserves different types of textile and textile products.
Textile forms an intrinsic part of human civilization and thus it enjoys a rich heritage all over the world. Textile Museums are dedicated for proper understanding of the creative achievements of human race in textile art. Textile museums often organize exhibitions of various high quality products. Textile Museums are mostly dedicated for proper understanding of creative achievements of human race.
In the ancient times the most important aspect of textiles or more precisely cloth in Africa was that cloth was used as form of money. The width of cloth strip was usually standardized in each region of Africa and therefore there used to be a regular number of such standard length cloth strips required to make a woman’s wrapper cloth. This would then be used to serve as the unit of value. Cloth was a convenient form of money primarily because it was used by everybody, fairly durable and easily sub dividable.
Though textile has great social relevance in Africa, but to the majority of textile workers, more than any other aspect of textile it is primarily an occupation.
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