Textile Museum, Lyon Successor to the Museum of Art and Industry created by the Lyon Chamber of Commerce in 1864, the Textile Museum has, since 1946, made its home in the 17th century Villeroy Mansion. In accordance with the wishes of the Lyon silk industry, in full swing in the late 19th century, the museum gave particular attention to the history of silk manufacturing from the Renaissance to the present. It also illustrates the most important stages in textile history: Persian carpets, Coptic tapestries, silks from Spain, Sicily, Italy, the Middle East and the Far East. The costume section reflects French fashion and such specialties as embroidery and lacemaking. Lyon is world famous for its know-how in the textile field. Exclusively devoted to cloth and fashion, the Textile Museum classifies, exhibits, and restores the treasures of local and international textile tradition. . Coptic tapestry, 5th and 6th c. linen and wool.turkeyarena.com Coptic tapestries, Persian cloth from the Sassanid dynasty, Byzantine and Muslim cloth, carpets from Persia and Asia Minor, Hispano-Moorish weavings, all recount several thousand years of oriental civilization. Lyon productions naturally occupy a predominant position in the museum with creators such as Philippe de Lasalle, Pillement, Bony and Dugourc. Famous talents of the 20th century (Raoul Dufy, Sonia Delaunay) are also represented. French clothing, church decorations and religious embroidery take the general public and specialists down the silk road to discover the world's beauty through the rich collection of the museum.