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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Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Altar Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Cope

Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Spain

Skirt

Asia: East Asia, China

Dance Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi, Toraja Highlands

Ceremonial Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Altar Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Prayer Rug

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Prayer Rug

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

Wedding Shirt

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

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Shirt

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Shirvan district

Wedding Shirt

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

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Altar Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Table Cloth

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

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

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Head Cloth

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Shoulder Cloth Or Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Uttaradit

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Baby Carrier

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

Altar Cover

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Central Turkmenistan

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Head Cloth

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

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Head Cloth

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headdress

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Hat Fragment

Asia: East Asia, China

Bed Cover

Asia: South Asia, India

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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Shawl

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England, Norwich

Shoulder Cloth Or Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Maluku, Sangir

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Coat

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Shoulder Cloth

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

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Quiché, Chajul

Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Fragment

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Hanging

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, San Andrés Iztapa

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Pasemah Highlands

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Petticoat

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec

Hair Tie

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Totonicapán Department

Panel

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

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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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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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