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.

Explorez notre collection 

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

View All

Prayer Rug

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

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia, Kirschehir

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Portugal

Prayer Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Western Afghanistan

Ceremonial Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia, Kayseri

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Camel Neck Decoration

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Western Afghanistan

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Monk's Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet, Eastern Tibet

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Explore South East Asian Textiles

View All

Shoulder Cloth

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Skirt

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

Tube Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao- Lanao del Sur

Jacket Back

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Money Bag Front

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northeastern Thailand, Kalasin province

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Davao- South Cotabato

Panel

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Altar Cover

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

Wrapper

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

Skirt

Asia: South Asia, India, Mizoram or Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Chin

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Explore Hats

View All

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Panama

Head Ring

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Head Ring Flap

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Zamboanga Peninsula- Basilan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Headdress

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Explore Tea Cosies

View All

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

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

Explore Woven Textiles

View All

Wrapper

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

Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Towel

Europe: Eastern Europe

Underkimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Pitumarca

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Salt Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Western Afghanistan

Bag Face

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Southern Iran, Kerman Province

Cloth

Europe: Central Europe, Czech Republic

Mirror Cover

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Fragment

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands

Dowry Bag

Asia: South Asia, India

Purse

Asia: East Asia, China

Towel

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Kyoto

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Kelantan

Coat

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Purse

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Cloth

Africa: Southern Africa, South Africa

Create Your Own Collection!

Add items to Your Collection and share with colleagues or friends via email.

Learn More

Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

Learn More

Créez votre collection personnelle!

Ajoutez des objets à votre collection et montrez-les à vos collègues ou à vos amis par courriel.

En savoir plus

Étoffez vos connaissances

Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

En savoir plus

Get ‘Wild’

Flora and Fauna Declassified

Learn More

Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

Learn More

Vivez la nature sauvage

Vivez la nature sauvage

En savoir plus

Étoffez vos connaissances

Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

En savoir plus