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 Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Rug

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan, Eastern Bhutan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Prayer Rug

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

Money Strip

Africa: West Africa, Ghana

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Belt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, West New Guinea

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Padang

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region- Apayao Province

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Blouse

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Wrapper

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Panel

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Explore Hats

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Hat

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Rain Hat

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Honshu Island, Tohoku District, Shonai area

Hat

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Sulu Archipelago

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru

Leg Wrapper

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China

Hat Band

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, Cochabamba

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Napkin

North America: Canada

Fragment

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Needlework Sampler

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Robe

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Bag

Asia: South Asia, India

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Pack Band

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Southern Iran, Fars

Backstrap Loom

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Nahuala

Skirt

Asia: East Asia, China

Sampler

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

Sample

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands

Underkimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Patzún

Wedding Scarf

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh, Tharparkar

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Padang

Fragment

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Collar

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Jacket

North America: Canada

Create Your Own Collection!

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

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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Créez votre collection personnelle!

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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Étoffez vos connaissances

Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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