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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  • August 16, 2017
    A very exciting and well layed out place. The staff are very well educated and informed and love to explain the culture. Overall a lovely place to visit  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Citadel Town of Erbil, or Qala't Erbil, is an impressive elevated settlement that has been inhabited continuously for millennia. Although it's exact origins cannot be traced with certainty, there ...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    We were looking for a place where we could see the arts in Kurdistan, especially the carpet industry and the ways of life in the olden times. The textile museum was definitely worth a visit as it offe...  more »
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  • April 7, 2017
    Beautiful place with incredible old artifacts.
  • March 14, 2017
    It is so nice palce.
  • July 14, 2017
    Nice & traditional
  • April 9, 2017
    So cool.
  • March 30, 2017
    I love this museum

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