From my own experience as a collector, I have been fascinated with exploring the meaning of designs and symbols from a cross-cultural perspective and awed by their ageless beauty. I have often found that as symbols pass through time, they gather and lose meanings, and it is in the study of these changes that has lead me to be more interested in collecting examples of symbols rather than examples of a particular style of textile. For example, instead of collecting Amish quilts or French shawls, I have found it more interesting to collect specific symbols found across such mediums.
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