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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Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Wedding Shawl

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

Ceremonial Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Festival Jacket

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Altar Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Kyoto

Theatre Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Monk's Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Bullock Mask

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Nô Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, France

Dance Skirt

Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Hair Comb

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Ornament

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Shoulder Cloth

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

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Blanket

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

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

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

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar ?

Panel

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawest, Toraja Highlands

Hat

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

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Kerchief

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Heilongjiag Province, Tongjiang, Hezhe village

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Explore Woven Textiles

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Shawl

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Cachin

Wall Hanging

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Korhogo Department, Fakaha

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Hooded Cloak

Africa: North Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains

Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Western Afghanistan

Door Hanging

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra

Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Ornament

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Yunnan

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Blouse

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

Salt Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Napkin

North America: Canada

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Jacket

Asia: East Asia, China

Camel Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Cloth

Europe

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Wrapper

Africa: West Africa, Sierra Leone

Coat

Asia: West Asia, Israel, Galilee

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What's On!

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Learn more about textiles at our events

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Vivez la nature sauvage

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