The Beving Collection in the British Museum is without doubt the most important collection of nineteenth century and early African textiles. Among its highlights is a remarkable group of cloths from the town of Akwete in south eastern Nigeria.
Fragment of textile with Medici emblems Date: ca. 1492 Culture: Italian, probably Florence Medium: Silk, metal thread Dimensions: Overall: 13 x 12 in. greatest dimension in warp direction Classification: Textiles-Woven
Sonic fabric: audible textile woven from cassette tape