The Met Museum Releases 375,000 Images into Public Domain

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has made a tremendous contribution to the public domain by releasing hundreds of thousands of photos under a Creative Commons Zero license.  The Museum has made available a wealth of information licensed for almost any use.   Here are a few examples found in a search for “weaving”.

Harry Tyler (1801–1858)
Coverlet, 1839
Wool, cotton, woven; 83 1/2 x 75 1/2 in. (212.1 x 191.8 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mrs. Roger Brunschwig Gift, 1993 (1993.369)*&offset=10608&rpp=100&pos=10638


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Panel with Boys at Play
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
late 16th–early 17th century
Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread
Overall: 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm)*&offset=10708&rpp=100&pos=10727


Woven silk
8 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (21.6 x 9.5 cm)*&offset=10508&rpp=100&pos=10593

The Metropolitan Museum

18th–19th century
3 1/2 x 6 in. (8.89 x 15.24 cm)*&offset=9808&rpp=100&pos=9825

 "I wait and so does virtue"

16th–17th century
Italian, Florence
Silk and linen
L. 139 x W. 19 1/4 inches (loom width) (353.1 x 48.9 cm)

8th–9th century
Eastern Iran or Sogdiana
13 3/8 x 17 5/16 in. (34 x 44 cm)*&offset=10708&rpp=100&pos=10755

Elephant riding in boat Textile

19th century
Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung province, Semangka Bay region
Pasisir people
L. 27 x W. 27 in. (68.6 x 68.6 cm)*&offset=10908&rpp=100&pos=11002