The Armenian Museum of America has one of the largest Armenian textile collections outside of Armenia. Stored in a climate-controlled environment, the holdings include costumes, embroideries, needle laces, religious and woven textiles, and accessories, such as, shoes, hats, purses, and belts. These artifacts represent many regions of historic Armenia and the Diaspora, and date from the 18th century. The cataloged collection is accessible to textile researchers by appointment.