@ Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Wellington

Closed for Private Events
29th Sept  – 2 pm – 3 pm
30th Sept  – 11 am – 12 noon

26th Sept 2022 – 5 pm – 8 pm
27th Sept – 1st Oct 2022 – 10 am – 7 pm
2nd Oct 2022 – 10 am – 2 pm

A creatively curated exhibition of unique and exquisite heritage textiles & crafts, with written and visual narratives from many corners of the world, will be on display at Thistle Hall. Many are personal collections of intrepid travellers who acquired the items directly from the artisans.

Wellington city is a melting pot of people from many parts of the world, more so than ever. The wider Wellington Community accepts and celebrates this global diversity through cultural events, food festivals and eateries which helps raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of each other’s culture and heritage.

This exhibition represents the fabric of our Wellington Community through a rich display of cultural and heritage attires, textiles, accessories etc., from NZ, Pacifica, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, India, Bhutan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, Guatemala, Peru, Japan, Ghana and many more.

The generational knowledge, skills and techniques used to create these beautiful works are slowly disappearing in this modern age, and some are already lost.

Join us on this visual journey and immerse yourself in the rich and beautiful ways that different cultures have expressed the essence of who they are, where they live and what they wanted to portray through their works. We have learnt so much about our diverse & yet connected cultures, hope you will too.

World Textiles and crafts exhibition virtual tour

Are you interested in a virtual tour? Please register.

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