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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Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Scarf

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Tharparkar

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Hanging

Asia: West Asia, Iran

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Spain

Festival Jacket

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

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Bolster Cover

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Wedding Shawl

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

Monk's Garment

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Terengganu, Kota Terengganu

Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Socsargen- North Cotabato

Belt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, West New Guinea

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Wrapper

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Headband

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, West New Guinea

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Mimaropa- Occidental Mindoro, Mananao

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

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

Sarong

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Batik Sample

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

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northeastern Thailand, Kalasin province

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Explore Hats

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia?

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Quiché, Chichicastenango (San Tomas)

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Sumbawa

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Bonnet

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Waterloo County, Galt

Towel

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Kyoto

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh or Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Kutch

Official Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara, Flores

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

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

Explore Woven Textiles

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Belt

North America: Mexico

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Baby Shirt

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Jacket

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Quiché, Chichicastenango

Tunic Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Table Runner

Europe: Eastern Europe

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Blouse

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

Head Ring Flap

Asia: South Asia, India, Southern India, Karnataka

Blouse Fragment

North America: Central America, Belize, Maya Mopan

Door Hanging

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

Skirt

Asia: East Asia, China

Cover

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Shawl

South America: Western South America, Peru, Puno

Hooked Rug

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

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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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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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