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 Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Jacket

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia

Coffin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Caucasus, Northern Caucasus

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Money Strip

Africa: West Africa, Ghana

Wedding Blouse

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary, Transdanubia, Sarkis Area

Prayer Cloth

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Dance Skirt

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Bergama

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Money Bag Front

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Shirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Shoulder Cloth

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Skirt

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

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Shoulder Cloth

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Terengganu

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Northern Java

Scarf

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine, Ramallah

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Shepherd's Hat

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

Head Ring Flap

Asia: South Asia, India, Southern India, Karnataka, Shimoga

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Head Cloth

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

Towel

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Kyoto

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headdress

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Belt

North America: Central America, Guatemala; Totonicapán Department

Turban

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

Hair Tie

North America: Central America, Guatemala

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan or Asia, Central Asia, Afghanistan

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

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

Explore Woven Textiles

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Coverlet Top

Asia: East Asia, China, Central China, Sichuan, Chengdu

Boot

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Neck Ornament

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, Chuquisaca, Tarabuco Region

Baby Vest

North America: USA

Belt

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Fragment

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Bed Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Skirt

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

Napkin

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Jacket

North America: Canada

Blouse

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

Bib

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Handkerchief

Asia: South Asia, India

Cover

Asia: South Asia, Bangladesh

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Prince Edward County, Ameliasburgh

Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Fragment

Europe: Western Europe, France

Sleeve Cuff

Asia: East Asia, China

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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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