The textile of Mykonos is a traditional product that mainly flourished until some decades ago but still continues to distinguish the culture of the island. Even in the ancient times, weaving was much developed in Mykonos and the nearby island of Delos. Travelers to Mykonos in the 17th and the 18th century speak about its textile production, which was the main occupation of the local women till the middle 20th century. In fact, they were artistic textiles and were awarded in many international contests. They were also sold abroad and used to decorate the royal palace in Athens. Today you can see many textiles in the gift shops of Mykonos town with beautiful designs on them. Such textiles can also be appreciated in the Folklore Museum in Chora, where there are more than 500 textile designs from the 1970s.