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.

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Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Shirt

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

Throne Cover

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

Shaman's Baton

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Shawl

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

Wedding Dress

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

Altar Cloth

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Cloth

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

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Cover

Asia: West Asia

Shaman's Necklace

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Portugal

Clerical Robe

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Wedding Shawl

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

Monk's Stole

Asia: East Asia, Japan

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Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Davao region

Apron

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

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Waist Cloth

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

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Abaca Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Shoulder Cloth

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

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Altar Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Wrapper

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

Necklace

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

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Hair Tie

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Santiago Atitlan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Official Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Headdress

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Ho Lun Township, Num Lin Kong village

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Headband

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat Fragment

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Lake Titicaca, Taquile

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Bonnet

Europe

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

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

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Skirt

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

Wall Hanging

North America: USA, New York

Cover

Europe: Western Europe, France

Belt

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, Cochabamba, Southwest Cochabamba

Shawl

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

Shawl

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, Gabès governorate, Matmata

Bedding Cover

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

Sample

Africa

Cloth

Europe

Skirt

Asia: South Asia, India

Table Runner

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Napkin

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Tunic Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Cloth

Asia: South Asia, India, Central India, Madhya Pradesh

Double Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Skirt

Europe: Central Europe, Poland

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

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