Textiles are a material manifestation of history, memory, and place, telling the story of people’s relationship with each other, their landscape, their culture–as well as chronicling the influences of conquerors, colonists, pilgrims, and trading partners. The world’s textiles are rich in colors, symbols, textures, techniques, styles, and uses, and made of materials as varied as the environments in which they are spun, woven, knitted, felted or crocheted.