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 Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan, Bikaner

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Northern India, India, Rajasthan, Bikaner

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Blouse

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh

Cope

Europe: Western Europe, France

Wedding Scarf

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Tharparkar

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Shaman's Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Altar Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Poncho

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

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Abaca Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Cambodia

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Yardage

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Loom

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Waist Cloth

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

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Mat

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

Explore Hats

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Veil

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Hat

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

Cover

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Kerchief

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Central Turkmenistan

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Head Cloth

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

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Turban

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Guizhou Province, Shi Tou Zhai village

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Chinchero

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Festival 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

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Bib

Asia: East Asia, China

Collar

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Okayama-Ken

Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Apron Decoration

Asia: East Asia, China

Cushion Cover

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Cushion Cover

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

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi

Towel

North America: Canada

Purse

Asia: East Asia, China

Pillow Face

Asia: East Asia, China

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: East Africa, Tanzania

Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Sample

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands

Handkerchief

Europe

Blanket

Africa: West Africa, Mali, Gao Region, Gao

Tunic Band

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Shoulder Cloth

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

Jacket

Asia: East Asia, China

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Create Your Own Collection!

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Dive in!

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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!

Learn more about our current exhibitions

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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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