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Kurdish Textile Museum, Erbil

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At Kurdish Textile Museum, get a feel for Kurdish history and culture by inspecting a colorful diversity of textile artworks. Located on the top floor of a local citadel, the museum's picturesque setting thematically complements the exhibits. Explore the museum's two floors and you’ll see numerous items made according to the Kurdish tribes’ tradition, including carpets, rugs, tapestries, hats, and other examples of various fabrics, all of which once formed part of a private collection. After you’ve finished your tour, explore the rest of the citadel. Put Kurdish Textile Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Erbil itinerary maker.
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  • I do. The use of natural dyes, combined with the art of weaving, and the language of patterns and symbols make this place a must . I loved it. Rich in colour, all hung on the walls of two floors, litt...  more »
  • The Kurdish textile museum is a private nonprofit museum established by Mr.Lolan mustafa in 2004 in the house of Mr. Hashim Dabagh,reconstructed in the 1930s and located at the historical site of the ...  more »
  • One of few places open in the Citadel so it's definitely worth a visit. It is now a small entry fee. Lots of carpets and a few other things. 
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  • Great collection of Kurdish textiles beautifully displayed in a newly renovated building inside the Erbil Citadel. If you're lucky enough to get a tour from the museum director, he's an incredible source of information about Kurdish history and culture. Added bonuses: the best gift shop in the city downstairs and a peaceful, elegant cafe on the top floor.
  • A bit of Kurdish history in there. Beautiful textiles. Signs in English. 1500 dinars entrance fee.
  • this is the first place you want to visit in the city because of the history and it's right on the citedel
  • Its a cool museum to visit and check out some items or if you wanna buy something.
  • It's basically a museum dedicated to local textile products like rugs or clothes and also how their made . There is a section where it's shown what a traditional home objects of a kurdish house 😉