OUR MISSION

We are a support group of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with the goal of advancing the appreciation of the Museums’ textile and costume collections. We are a Bay Area forum that provides lecturers, workshops, events and travel opportunities for artists, designers, aficionados and collectors of ethnic textiles, rugs, tapestries, Western costume, and contemporary fiber art.

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Travel & Learn

Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia, Laos, Cambodia. Read about TAC members who have visited the homes and studios of local weavers and designers in our once-in-a-lifetime travel programs.

Read about our Travel programs


I look forward to every meeting of the Ethnic Textiles Study Group. It is a pleasure to share our diverse perspectives with each other as knowledgeable and passionate enthusiasts of textiles from around the world produced by native textile artists. The "up-close-and-personal" opportunity to see (and touch!) these treasures is unique and stimulating.

— Sandra Harner
Member, Ethnic Textiles Study Group

Get Involved

Join our vibrant and creative community. Membership benefits include free or reduced-price admission to monthly programs, as well as hands-on workshops, once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities, and visits to collectors' homes, artisan studios and galleries.

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Obiko Archive

The Obiko Artwear Archive documents and celebrates Bay Area clothing and jewelry designers whose work was showcased from the 1970’s through the 1990’s at Sandra Sakata’s Sutter Street San Francisco boutique, Obiko.

Browse the Obiko Archive