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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Money Strip

Africa: West Africa, Ghana

Temple Hanging

Asia: South Asia, India, Southeast India, Andhra Pradesh

Prayer Rug

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

Ceremonial Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Funerary Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Ghana, Ashanti Region, Ntonso

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Wedding Vest

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Jacket

Asia: East Asia, China

Dalmatic

Europe

Wedding Shoe Cover

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

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Northern Java

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Wall Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Blouse

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

Waist Cloth

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

Wall Covering

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Altar Cover

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Waist Cloth

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

Blouse

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Cushion Cover

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

Blanket

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Jo Phu Sie village

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Hair Ornament

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Eastern Thailand

Wrapper

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

Breast Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Barat, Tasikmalaya

Bag

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Explore Hats

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Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Hat

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Sept Iles Maliotenam

Hat

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria, Lagos State, Lagos

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Headdress

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat Flap

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Central China, Shaanxi

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Cambodia

Belt

North America: Central America, Guatemala; Totonicapán Department

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Bonnet

Europe: Eastern Europe, Czech Republic

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

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

Explore Woven Textiles

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Door Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Towel

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Double Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Panel

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Bag Face

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northern Iran, Shahsavan Area

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Sarong

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Rug

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet, Lhasa

Sleeve Band

Asia: East Asia, China

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Shepherd's Coat

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

Jacket

North America: Canada

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Double Bag

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Southern Iran, Fars

Souvenir Pillow

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Windsor

Table Cloth

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

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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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Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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