The museum holds mostly dye samples, some textiles focusing on nylon and synthetic fibers, and a few advertisements. As part of our fine art collection, the museum was gifted a five volume, brocade-bound set of 62 Chinese watercolor paintings by Sidney and Mildred Edelstein. The watercolors show, in chronological order, the process of producing Ramie cloth, a silk-like fabric, in China during the 1820s. The collection is accompanied by a transcription of hand-written text, describing the steps in Ramie cloth production. The lists here are a sampling of the museum’s holdings and are in no way comprehensive of the entire dye and textile collection areas. Please reference the Digital Collections to find other examples.