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

Altar Cloth

Asia: East Asia, China

Shaman's Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Altar Cloth

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Central Japan

Shaman's Baton

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, France

Wall Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Panderma

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Bergama

Wedding Shoe Cover

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

Monk's Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Wedding Shawl

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

Altar Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lake Toba Region

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Zamboanga Peninsula- Tawitawi

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Uttaradit

Bag

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Shoulder Cloth

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

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Shoulder Cloth Or Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, East Timor

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh

Explore Hats

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Shepherd's Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Eastern Afghanistan or Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Cap

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

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Santa Maria de Jesus

Headdress

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Hat

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Hat Band

Asia: East Asia, China, Central China, Shaanxi

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Hat

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Polynesia, French Polynesia, Tahiti

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

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

Explore Woven Textiles

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Bag

Asia: South Asia, India, Southern India, Karnataka

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Bag

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

Coat

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Central Turkmenistan

Hanging

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Band Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Coverlet

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Fergana Province, Fergana

Quilt

North America, USA - New England

Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Pillow Cover

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

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Blouse

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania, Transylvania, Huedin

Cloth

Europe: Western Europe, France

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Pillow Case

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Bursa

Towel

Europe: Eastern Europe

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, K'iche', Chichicastenango

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Jacket

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

Create 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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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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