Located in Erbil Citadel, the Kurdish Textile Museum is a cultural hub for Erbil and an example for future generations.
Opened in 2004, the museum showcases the Iraqi Kurdistan’s rich textile history and cultural heritage. The museum exhibits the spinning and weaving process of the textile items, as well as fabrics, raw materials, and natural wool dying using wild plants and flowers. Some of the exhibits are several centuries old. The aim of the museum is to keep Kurdish tribes’ art and customs alive, and to revive interest in Kurdish weaving so that it will not be lost to history.