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.

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.

Explore Ceremonial Cloths

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Prayer Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Altar Frontal

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Cope

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Shoulder Cloth

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

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Theatre Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Theatre Banner

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Central Iran, Isfahan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Kazagh

Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Prayer Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Yarn Painting

North America: Mexico, Nayarit

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Money Strip

Africa: West Africa, Ghana

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Wrapper

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

Backstrap Loom

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

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Sirih Cover

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Blanket

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Shoulder Cloth

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

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Abaca Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Cambodia

Abaca Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Skirt

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

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Explore Hats

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Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat Decoration

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat Band

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

Head Scarf

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

Headband

Africa: North Africa, Morocco, High Atlas Mountains

Turban

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Lake Inle district

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Head Cloth

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

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: North Asia, Mongolia, Karakarum, Shankh Monastery

Hat

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore Tea Cosies

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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

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Storage Bag

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Hooked Rug

North America: Canada

Wrapper

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

Belt

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Wrapper

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Robe

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hanging

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

Buggy Shawl

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Towel

North America: Canada

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Scarf

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Poncho

North America: Mexico, Chiapas, Zinacantán

Over Saddle Rug

Asia: East Asia, China

Bed Cover

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara or Samarkand

Mirror Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Bolster Cover

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Towel

North America: Canada

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Learn more about textiles at our events

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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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Get ‘Wild’

Flora and Fauna Declassified

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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Vivez la nature sauvage

Vivez la nature sauvage

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Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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