Journal Information

  • ISSN: 0083-7407


ANNUAL · 8.5 x 11 · 100 PAGES/ISSUE · ISSN 0083-7407 · E-ISSN 2475-8825

Sumru Belger Krody, Editor, and Tracy Meserve, Associate Editor

Established in 1962, The Textile Museum Journal is the leading publication for the exchange of textile scholarship in North America. The peer-reviewed journal promotes high-quality research on the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles from Asian, African, and Indigenous American cultures. Last issued in 2004, the journal resumed annual publication in an online format in 2017, thanks to a Founding Patron gift from the Markarian Foundation.


Recent Issues

Volume 50, 2023


King Midas’s Textiles: Dyeing and Weaving Technology in Ancient Phrygia
by Elizabeth Simpson, Mary W. Ballard, G. Asher Newsome, and Brendan Burke

The Asian Silk Fabric in the Binding of Great Meteoron Manuscript 236
by Nikolaos Vryzidis, Marielle Martiniani-Reber, Georgios Boudalis, Alexander Konstantas, and Athina Vasileiadou

Two Velvet Letter Pouches and Their Role in Safavid Diplomacy
by Anna Jolly and Corinne Mühlemann

Professor Wace’s Turkish Sampler: Ottoman Women Embroiderers and Continental Collectors of Woven Archaeologies
by Deniz Türker

Reading Mosurin in Imperial Japan
by Yu-Ning Chen

Research Notes

Yusuf and Zulaikha in Sufi Poetry and Safavid Silks
by Nazanin Hedayat Munroe

Tasar or Muga? The Dilemma in Identifying Golden Yellow Silks in Textiles from Bengal
by Karthika Audinet

Emerging Scholars

An Amazon in Antinoë: Contextualizing a Late Antique Textile from Egypt
by Max McDonald Malik

Sleeves Required: Identities of Consumption and Production in Elizabethan Embroidered Dress
by Andrew Clark

Recommendations from the Library
compiled by Tracy Meserve

Volume 49, 2022


Textiles and Mathematics: Introduction
by Jeffrey C. Splitstoser

Mathematics of Design in Plain Oblique Twining
by David W. Fraser

Crafting Novel Knotted Textiles with Mathematics
by Nithikul Nimkulrat

Basketry and Mathematics: Reflections on Curves and Surfaces
by Stephanie Bunn and Ricardo Nemirovsky with the Forces in Translation Group, including Mary Crabb, Geraldine Jones, Hilary Burns, and Charlotte Megroureche

Weaving a No-Waste Garment on the Loom: Understanding Gaussian Curvature
by Eva Knoll

Keeping Nasca Time: The Brooklyn Museum Textile as a 365-Day Calendar
by Lois Martin

Indigenous Knotted-Cord Records in Costa Rica
by Scott Palumbo, Keilyn Rodríguez Sánchez, Frank Morales Céspedes, Julia Marinescu, and Rebecca Rivera

A Comparison of Two Knotted-Cord Fabrics: An Inka Khipu and a Costa Rican Census
by Jeffrey C. Splitstoser

Recommendations from the Library
compiled by Tracy Meserve

Volume 48, 2021


Indigo Reimagined: A Conversation with Peju Layiwola
by Jean Borgatti

Arkilla, Kaasa, and Nsaa: The Many Influences of Wool Textiles from the Niger Bend in West Africa
by Bernhard Gardi and Michelle Gilbert

Unraveling Threads: Cloth in Zohra Opoku’s Poetic Image Making
by Silvia Forni

Royal Garments of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, 2014-2020
by Elisha P. Renne and Abdulkarim DanAsabe

Reconstructing the Historic Akhnif: A Semi-Circular Woven-to-Shape Cloak of Southern Morocco
by Myriem Naji

Not African? Contested Origins of Wax Print and Its High-Fashion Appropriation
by Boatema Boateng

Getting to Know Early Modern Western Central African Textiles: New Evidence, Old Shadows, and the Puzzle of Pineapple Fibers
by Cécile Fromont

The Fabric of Diaspora: Memory, Portraiture, and Empowerment in the Quilts of Bisa Butler
by Nancy Demerdash

Between History, Theory, and Practice: Iconographic Analysis and Re-Creation of the Silk and Cotton Tablet Woven Hangings of Ethiopia
by Michael Gervers and Claire Gérentet de Saluneaux

Research Notes: Two Ádíre Cloths and One Fancy Factory-Printed Design as Popular Political Commentary on the Career of Obafemi Awolowo
by Tunde M. Akinwumi

Mid-Nineteenth Century Weavings from Imerina, Madagascar: A Missionary’s Collection in Dialogue with Contemporaneous Malagasy Texts
by Sarah Fee

Book Review

Masquerading Politics: Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town, by John Thabiti Willis
reviewed by Okechukwu Nwafor



The Textile Museum Journal promotes high-quality academic research on the textile arts and serves as an interface between different branches of academia and textile scholars worldwide. It is devoted to the presentation of scholarly articles concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles. The journal is international in scope with emphasis on the cultures represented in The Textile Museum’s collections (Asian, African, and Indigenous American).

We invite authors to submit manuscripts or themed proposals based on original research of a documentary, analytical, or interpretive nature. Acceptance of manuscripts or proposals for publication is based upon double-blind peer review. Submissions should be both scholarly and accessible to a broad readership. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Submission Guidelines

Download submission guidelines for manuscripts (.pdf)

Download the style guide (.pdf)
All submissions must follow the Chicago Manual of Style for endnotes.

Production Schedule

Late August: Submission deadline for the following year’s volume
Early September to mid-January: Peer-review process
Late January to mid-March: Manuscript revisions
Late March: Deadline for revised manuscripts
Early April to late June: Editing
Early July to late September: Design and production
October: Print and online release


Please email manuscripts to tmjournal@gwu.edu.

Peer-Review Process and Publication Ethics

The Textile Museum Journal promotes highquality academic research on the textile arts and serves as an interface between different branches of academia and textile scholars worldwide. It is devoted to the
presentation of scholarly articles concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles. International in scope, the journal emphasizes the geographic areas represented in The Textile Museum’s collections. These textiles are drawn primarily from Asian, African, and indigenous American cultures.

Statement of Publication Ethics and Peer-Review Process


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