While walking through the Musical Instrument Museum I was especially interested in the textile exhibits that represent an intricate part of musical expression.
As quilters, I guess it shouldn't be too surprising that we notice fabric designs almost immediately as we enter a room.
Every culture has their own unique way to dress as they perform.
In the United States/ Canada section my eye was drawn to the bright happy fabrics of a North American Native Indian dressed for a Pow Wow.
The artistry of construction and design are spectacular.
The Native People are well known for their detailed bead work.
And impressive machine applique.
Even the shirting fabric has been embroidered.
Nearby was this beautiful appliqued wool coat.
Some cultures venture out a little more dramatically in dress when they perform musically. Tomorrow I will share a pretty wild outfit from Mongolia.