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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Monk's Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Altar Frontal

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Chair Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Central Iran, Kashan

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Wedding Shirt

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

Prayer Rug

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

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali, Tenganan Pagerinsingan Village

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Yarn Painting

North America: Mexico, Nayarit

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Dress

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

Prayer Rug

West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Puppet

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia; Java

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatera Selatan, Palembang

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Container

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Breast Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Barat, Tasikmalaya

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi, Sulawesi Tengah, Toli Toli Utara, Galumpang

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wall Covering

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Barat, Indramayu

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao- Maguindanao

Explore Hats

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Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Punjab

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province

Hat Band

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Guizhou Province

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Bonnet

Europe: Central Europe, Germany

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, South Tunisia

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Turban

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Lake Inle district

Theatre Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore Tea Cosies

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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

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Jacket

Asia: East Asia, China

Bib

Asia: East Asia, China

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Fragment

Asia: West Asia, Palestine

Cord

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Nahuala

Storage Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Rug

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Punjab

Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Coca Bag

South America: Western South America, Peru

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Picture Frame

Europe: Central Europe, Germany

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Kashmir

Wrapper

Africa: West Africa, Niger

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Shirt

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, North Yemen, Sana'a

Under Saddle Rug

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Wrapper

Africa: West Africa, Sierra Leone

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Vivez la nature sauvage

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