Explore the Collection

The Textile Museum of Canada’s collection consists of more than 15,000 objects including a salmon skin suit from China; 2,000 year old Nazca fragments from Peru; and a hooked rug by artist Florence Ryder (Standing Buffalo Reserve, Saskatchewan) that incorporates traditional Sioux designs.

While only a small percentage of our collection can be displayed in our galleries at once, our online collection allows you to access all 15,000+ objects from over 200 regions of the world, 24 hours a day! Explore some of our favourite textiles in the curated groups below or follow your own interests by searching or filtering the collection. Add your finds to ‘Today’s Favourites’ to create a group that you can download or share.

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La collection du Textile Museum of Canada comprend plus de 15 000 objets, dont une veste chinoise en peau de saumon, des fragments textiles datant de 2 000 ans et tissés par les Nazcas du Pérou et un tapis au crochet de l’artiste Florence Ryder (réserve de Standing Buffalo, Saskatchewan) qui intègre des motifs traditionnels sioux.

La collection du Textile Museum of Canada comprend plus de 15 000 objets, dont une veste chinoise en peau de saumon, des fragments textiles datant de 2 000 ans et tissés par les Nazcas du Pérou et un tapis au crochet de l’artiste Florence Ryder (réserve de Standing Buffalo, Saskatchewan) qui intègre des motifs traditionnels sioux.

Explore Ceremonial Cloths

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Wedding Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Northern Sumatra

Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Wedding Jacket

Asia: East Asia, China

Temple Hanging

Asia: South Asia, India, Southeast India, Andhra Pradesh

Ceremonial Mask

Africa: West Africa, Cameroon, Oku

Shaman's Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Mourning Overskirt

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, Chuquisaca, Tarabuco or Villa Villa

Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, France

Shaman's Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Kula

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Shirt

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Swat

Altar Frontal

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Blanket

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Altar Cover

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, North Coast

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China?

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Terengganu

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand

Headband

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Tengah

Tube Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao- Lanao del Sur

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Explore Hats

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Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Head Ring Flap

Asia: South Asia, India, Southern India, Karnataka

Bonnet

Europe

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh or Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Kutch

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headdress

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Guizhou Province, Shi Tou Zhai village

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Davao- South Cotabato

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Cap

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headband

Africa: Southern Africa, South Africa

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Central China, Shaanxi

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Kengtung

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Tengah

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, La Paz, Aroma, Patacamaya

Cover

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece, Greek Islands, Crete

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Dress

Asia: South Asia, Bangladesh, Dhaka division

Coverlet

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Toronto

Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Skirt

Asia: East Asia, China

Rank Badge

Asia: East Asia, China

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Coat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Fragment

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Cloth

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Cushion Cover

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Eastern Afghanistan

Headband

North America: Central America, Guatemala; Totonicapán Department

Sash

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Curate Your Own Collection!

Add items to Your Collection and share with colleagues or friends via email.

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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Créez votre collection personnelle!

Ajoutez des objets à votre collection et montrez-les à vos collègues ou à vos amis par courriel.

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Get ‘Wild’

Flora and Fauna Declassified

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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Vivez la nature sauvage

Vivez la nature sauvage

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Étoffez vos connaissances

Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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