Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

The Helen Louise Allen Textile collection includes about c. 13,000 textiles, garments and related items, including many embroidered pieces. It is now part of the School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (USA). The collection was founded by Helen Louise Allen, a professor of textiles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was particularly known for weaving, and to a lesser extent embroidery.

The Helen Louise Allen collection is particularly strong in ethnic textiles, notably Asian, Turkish-Ottoman and South American forms. It also includes a range of embroidered headgear from around the world. In addition, the collection includes the work of Allen herself as well as her artwork, papers and photographs.

Address: 1235 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1524, USA.

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