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.

Nos salles ne nous permettent hélas d’exposer qu’un tout un petit pourcentage de notre collection à la fois. Cependant, notre collection en ligne vous donne accès à plus de 15 000 objets provenant de plus de 200 régions du monde, et ce 24 heures par jour. Découvrez quelques-unes de nos pièces textiles préférées grâce aux sélections ci-dessous ou suivez le fil de vos idées grâce à notre système de recherche par mots-clés et par filtres.

Explore Ceremonial Cloths

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Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Turban

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Cope

Europe: Western Europe, France

Theatre Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Kutch

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Chair Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Kutch

Prayer Shawl

Africa: North Africa, Morocco

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Ningxia Huizu Zizhiqu

Ceremonial Mask

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Wedding Dress

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Indus Kohistan

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Shoulder Cloth Fragment

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Temple Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Band

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Blanket

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Wan Sai village

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Explore Hats

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Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai Province

Sun Bonnet

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Montreal

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Southern India, Karnataka, Shimoga

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Jambi

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Chahuaytire or Pisac

Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan or Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northeast China, Hebei

Hat

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria, Lagos State, Lagos

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headdress

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan or Asia, Central Asia, Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Cap

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

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

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Explore Woven Textiles

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Coverlet

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec

Shirt

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary, Sarkoz

Blanket

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region- Apayao Province

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Underdress

North America: Canada

Chemise Set

Europe: Western Europe, France

Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru

Basket

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Towel

Europe: Central Europe, Czech Republic

Shawl

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Rain Cape

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Sash

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Ixil Triangle, Quiché, Nebaj or Cotzal or Chajul

Dress

Asia: South Asia, India

Blouse

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria, Kaduna State, Zaria

Sewing Case

Europe or North America: USA

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Colotenango

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Sumba

Create Your Own Collection!

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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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What's On!

Learn more about our current exhibitions

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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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Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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