New & Improved: Check out the Tapestry website of over 10,000 fabric swatches!

Tapestry is an online catalog of over 10,000 historic fabric swatches from the university’s vast Textile & Costume Collection. Tapestry allows users to easily browse and search swatches by motif, design category, color, and other keywords. This catalog focuses on our Zane Collection, which documents textile design at the turn of the 20th century.

Explore the swatches by either browsing swatches numerically from the homepage or by searching using a specific keyword. Search terms can include motif, category, color, and more. Learn details about a particular swatch by clicking on its thumbnail for information, including manufacturer and city/country of origin.

Easily share swatches with colleagues via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

We hope you enjoy the updated Tapestry website and start sharing swatches now!