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 Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Masquerade Costume

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Altar Cover

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Hyderabad

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Hyderabad

Wedding Scarf

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Tharparkar

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria

Prayer Rug

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Yarn Painting

North America: Mexico, Nayarit

Temple Hanging

Asia: South East Asia

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Altar Frontal

Asia: East Asia, China

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia, Ladik

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Wrapper

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

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Kalimantan Timur, Apo Kayan

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Padang

Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Samar or Leyete Island

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Vietnam

Bag

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Hua Xi region, near Guyang City

Waist Cloth

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

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

Wrapper

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

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor, West Timor

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Western Sumatra

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Kelantan

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand

Explore Hats

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Headband

North America: Central America, Guatemala; Totonicapán Department

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Headband

North America: Central America, Guatemala

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

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

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Shepherd's Hat

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

Cap

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Headdress

Africa: Southern Africa, South Africa

Hat

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

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Yunnan

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia?

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Headdress

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Jacket

North America: Canada

Sleeve Band

Asia: East Asia, China

Vest

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Waziristan

Trousers

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

Shirt

Asia: West Asia, Israel, Nazareth

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Davao region

Door Hanging

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

Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Blanket

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Apron

Asia: East Asia, China

Vest

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Cover

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Napkin

North America: Canada

Bag

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Quiché, Chichicastenango

Cover

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

Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Cloud Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

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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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