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 Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Apron

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Vitu Island

Christening Dress

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Montreal

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Kyoto

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Dance Sling

South America: Western South America, Peru

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Altar Cloth

Asia: East Asia, China

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Erzerum

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Cloth

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Diviner's Bag

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Coffin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

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

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Baby Carrier

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Wrapper

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

Hat

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

Shirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, National Capitol Region, City of Manila

Wrapper

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt

Asia: South Asia, India, Mizoram or Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Chin

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Shoulder Cloth

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

Turban

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Batik Sample

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

Shirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Legging

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Timur, Gresik

Explore Hats

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Hat

Africa

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Headband Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Baby Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Patzún

Hat Flap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh

Hat

Asia: North Asia, Mongolia

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

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

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Theatre Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Explore Woven Textiles

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Cloth

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Kyoto

Sheet

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara

Sheet

North America: Canada

Raffia Pile Cloth

Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Seat Cover

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

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Animal Trapping

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Western Iran

Wrapper

Africa: West Africa, Sierra Leone

Bedding Pile Decoration

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan or Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Bedding Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Cover

Africa: North Africa, Morocco or Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Spain

Blouse

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

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Republic of the Congo

Fragment

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Belt

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Nahuala

Cushion Cover

Europe: Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Norway

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, San Marcos, San Pedro Sacatepéquez

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Belt

South America: Western South America, Peru

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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Créez votre collection personnelle!

Ajoutez des objets à votre collection et montrez-les à vos collègues ou à vos amis par courriel.

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Étoffez vos connaissances

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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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