Historic Textile and Costume Collection

The mission of the Historic Textile and Costume Collection supports teaching in the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, as well as other departments on campus; encourages research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars; and provides artifacts for use in class, exhibitions in the Textile Gallery, and loans at other museums.

Recently Added Items

Girl's Doljanchi Hanbok, Korea

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The late 20th century child’s Korean hanbok jeogori and chima were donated to the University of Rhode Island’s Historic Textile and Costume Collection…

Woman's Hanbok, Korea

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During the late 19th century, Koreans coined the term “hanbok,” which refers to Korean clothing, to distinguish their traditional attire from the…

Child's Trousers, Chinese Fu

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Described as a “pair of green satin pants for a Chinese child's costume,” these trousers were purchased for $1.00 from B. Murray, of Chatham,…

Woman's Skirt
Chinese Mamianqun


The skirt is constructed of two pieces that connect at the waist, made of a red damask fabric with a pale green, plain-weave interior lining.…