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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Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Scarf

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Tharparkar

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, France

Chair Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Temple Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Wedding Dress

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Kazagh

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Hyderabad

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Monk's Stole

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Shaman's Apron

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Kula

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Dance Sling

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Pitumarca

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Batik Sample

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

Panel

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Leggings

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Okha

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Money Bag Front

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Shoulder Cloth

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Shoulder Cloth Or Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatera Selatan, Palembang

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Wall Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Headdress

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Waist Cloth

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

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

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

Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Explore Hats

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Headband

Asia: East Asia, Taiwan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine, Ramallah

Cap

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headband

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Carrying Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sacatepequez, San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Shepherd's Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat Flap

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Kerchief

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Explore Woven Textiles

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Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

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

Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Table Runner

Europe: Eastern Europe

Bed Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara

Shawl

Africa: North Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains

Shirt

Europe: Eastern Europe, Ukraine

Belt

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Souvenir Pillow

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Niagara Falls

Dress

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Hamilton

Shawl

Europe: Western Europe, France

Needlework Pouch

Europe

Belt

South America: Western South America, Peru

Curtain

Europe: Western Europe, France

Cover

Asia: South Asia, India or Asia: West Asia, Iran

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Davao- South Cotabato

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Belt Loom

South America: Western South America, Peru, Chinchero

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Purse

Asia: East Asia, China

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What's On!

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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Vivez la nature sauvage

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Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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