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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Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Wedding Shirt

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

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Monk's Tunic

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Shaman's Apron

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Bullock Cover

Asia: South Asia, India or Pakistan

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Bag

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Vietnam

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Maluku, Kisar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Maluku, Kepulauan Tanimbar

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Jawa Barat, Indramayu

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Blanket

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

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Jacket Back

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia?

Hair Ornament

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Eastern Thailand

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Leggings

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Okha

Explore Hats

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Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Eastern China, Guangdong

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Lake Titicaca, Taquile

Head Ring

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

Head Cloth

Europe: Central Europe

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Socsargen- North Cotabato

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai Province

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headband

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawest, Toraja Highlands

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Ring

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

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru

Hat

Africa: West Africa, Ghana, Upper East Region, Bolgatanga

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Hat

Africa: West Africa, Cameroon

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Apron

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

Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec

Tea Towel

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands

Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatera Barat, Payakumbuh

Bed Valance

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

Collar

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Nahuala

Wrapper

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

Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Crazy Quilt

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Quilt Block

North America: Canada

Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru

Blanket

North America: Canada

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Trousers

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria, Lagos State, Lagos

Band

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Placemat

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary, Baranya, Pecs

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

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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!

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Learn more about textiles at our events

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Vivez la nature sauvage

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Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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