The not very large collection of textiles comprehends objects created from the end of the 16th to the first decades of the 20th century. According to purpose and function, they can be classified in a number of units: clothing and fashion accessories, flags, carpets and kilims. The most important part arrived in the museum from the patrician or burgher families just after World War II, since which time this collection has gradually increased in number of pieces, mostly by purchase.
An exceptionally valuable segment in terms of its ability to document history and culture consists of a set of official uniforms and men’s suits from the last century of the Dubrovnik Republic. The collection also holds Dubrovnik lace from the 16th and 17th centuries and ships’ colours of the Dubrovnik Republic of the 18th century, with the figure of St Blaise on the cloth. The holdings also contain 20 or so large flags with St Blaise from the early 20th century, and several flags of singing clubs and labour organisations from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Particularly valuable is a collection of more than sixty fans, mainly from the 19th century. The rest of the holdings relate to a collection of oriental rugs and kilims of the 18th and 19th century, parts of clothing and fashion accessories of city men and women, mostly from the early 20th century, several military dress uniforms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and fragments of silk tissue, almost all from the 18th century.
Two men’s suits and waistcoats from the 18th century are included in the permanent display.