Acadian Brown Cotton:

The Fabric of Acadiana

Explore and discover the history of handwoven brown cotton textiles in Acadiana, and learn more about this important aspect of Acadian culture in this landmark exhibition that celebrates and commemorates a vibrant 250-year tradition.

Look

Investigate the genealogy, historic maps, photographs, furniture, tools, and brown cotton textiles, and learn about the historical significance and the cultural impact of the Acadian brown cotton tradition. Drawing from the expertise of several highly respected cultural authorities, the exhibition highlights the value and artistry of Acadian brown cotton.

Watch

Delve into the video components where you can experience the story of the brown cotton seed in both English and French, take a guided tour with the exhibition curator, experience the process by which Acadian brown cotton textiles were created, and enjoy the tradition’s continued vitality and relevancy.

Learn

Explore educational tools, activities, handouts, and videos in the following categories:
In the Field
In Practice
In the Museum
In Our Lives

Acadian Brown Cotton:

The Fabric of Acadiana

Funding for this exhibition comes from
the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.