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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali, Tenganan Pagerinsingan Village

Altar Frontal

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Wedding Shawl

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

Prayer Cloth

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Macedonia

Cope

Europe: Western Europe, France

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Altar Frontal

Asia: East Asia, China

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Dance Shirt

Africa: West Africa, Burkina Faso, Volta-Noire, Sourou, Kiembara

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Monk's Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet, Eastern Tibet

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Uttaradit

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Basket

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali, Nusa Penida, Klungkung

Loincloth

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Altar Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia or Malaysia

Hat

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

Ceremonial Mat

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Plant Fibre Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Shoulder Cloth

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

Panel

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Headband

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, West New Guinea

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, South Tunisia

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Volendam

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Chahuaytire or Pisac

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Patzún

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Palestine

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Headband Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine, Ramallah

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Ring

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

Soldier's Hat

Africa: North Africa, Sudan

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Central Turkmenistan

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Santiago Atitlan

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Explore Woven Textiles

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Hanging

Asia: South Asia, India

Coat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Cushion Cover

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Serbia

Collar

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh

Doily

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Southern Ontario, Toronto

Animal Bag

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Southern Iran, Fars

Floor Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Southeast India, Andhra Pradesh

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh

Trousers

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sololá, Santiago Atitlan

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Bag

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

Tent Band

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Napkin

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Blouse Fragment

North America: Central America, Belize, Maya Mopan

Lace Kit Case

Europe: Western Europe, France

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Vivez la nature sauvage

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