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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Money Strip

Africa: West Africa, Ghana

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Poncho

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

Sirih Cover

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

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Initiation Shirt

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

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Ceremonial Mask

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Funerary Cloth

Africa: West Africa, Ghana, Ashanti Region, Ntonso

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Apo Kayan

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Wrapper

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

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Altar Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatera Selatan, Palembang

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Blouse

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

Tube Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Wall Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Waist Cloth

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

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Shirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Pasemah Highlands

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Explore Hats

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Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headband

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Aacha Alta

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Shepherd's Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Eastern Afghanistan or Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Europe: Northern Europe, Scandinavia

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia

Hat

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

Headband

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, West New Guinea

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Wrapper

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Shawl

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Fragment

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Quilt

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Beauharnais

Rug

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Wall Covering

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Mother Pillow

North America: USA, Utah, Salt Lake City

Curtain Fragment

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Trois-Rivières

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Cambodia

Tea Towel

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands

Shoulder Cape

North America: Mexico, Puebla

Skirt

Asia: East Asia, China

Coverlet

North America: USA

Towel

Europe: Eastern Europe, Ukraine

Doily

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northwest China

Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Trousers

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

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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!

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Dive in!

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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