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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Christening Dress

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Montreal

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Ghiordes

Chair Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Hyderabad

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Shawl

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

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Tharparkar

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Cloth

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Coffin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Hanging

Asia: West Asia, Iran

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Shaman's Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Dance Skirt

Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Monk's Stole

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Hereke

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Hyderabad

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Plant Fibre Mat

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

Sample

Asia: South East Asia

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali?

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Altar Cover

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, North Coast

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai Province

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Shaman's Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Plant Fibre Mat

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

Explore Hats

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Head Kerchief

Asia: West Asia, Iran or Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Hat

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

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Quiché, Chichicastenango

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Towel

Europe: Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Zactovna-Bukovina, Village of Doroshiwtzi

Head Cloth

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Rain Hat

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Hat

Africa: East Africa, Kenya

Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

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

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru

Bed Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Bag

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca

Quilt

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Sash

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Door Hanging

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

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Belt

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

Jacket

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Coat

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Chemise

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece, Central Greece and Euboea, Attica, Attica Prefecture

Chemise

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Napkin

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India

Camel Bag

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

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: East Africa, Tanzania

Under Saddle Rug

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Vest

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

Towel

Europe: Central Europe, Czech Republic

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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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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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