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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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  • This museum is a must to see for carpet lovers, I have seen guides there although I did not have one.  more »
  • This is a nice, small museum located within the citadel. Beautiful examples of intricate rugs and other textiles including men's tribal hats. Entry fee is only about 1 USD. Make sure to go downstairs ...  more »
  • This is a small museum, which gives a good insight into the independent culture which are Kurds... an example of textile art. In addition to the impressive carpets: The collection of caps (which will be of men under the turban / head scarf) of the various regions and tribes. There are 56 different. What has impressed me most: the colourful image of the village, all residents in costume on the occasion of the new year Festival. The village no longer exists, it is been leveled by Saddam Hussein. There is a cosy café on the 2nd floor.
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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 😉