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Textile Collection

The textile collection numbers 4,971 objects, classified as follows:

-  Clothes:

  • Canonicals, 19th – 20th centuries: surplices, albs, stoles, etc.;
  • Fashionable clothing, 20th century;
  • National costumes, 19th – 20th centuries;
  • Theatre costumes, 20th century;
  • Military uniforms, 19th – 20th centuries;
  • Sports uniforms, 20th century;
  • Headwear, 19th – 20th centuries;
  • Clothing accessories and adornments, 16th c., late 19th – first half of 20th century; 

- Interior textiles made of or embroidered in linen, hemp, cotton, and wool, 20th century

- Flags and pennons, 18th  - 20th centuries

- Symbolic scarves and ribbons of some enterprises, cultural and professional associations, 20th century

- Embroidery and lace, 20th century

The oldest items in this collection are specimens of cloth and embroidery and decorative elements of clothes of the late 16th - the early 17th centuries, discovered during the archaeological excavations in the Monastery of Capriana, the Straseni district.

Textile Collection
Textile Collection
Textile Collection
Textile Collection
Textile Collection
Textile Collection
Textile Collection



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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