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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Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, France

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Altar Cloth

Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Portugal, Madeira

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Prayer Rug

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Prayer Rug

Asia: East Asia, China, Eastern Turkestan

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Ghiordes

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Temple Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Mandalay, Mandalay

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Panderma

Wall Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Ningxia Huizu Zizhiqu

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

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

Turban

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

Plant Fibre Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Batik Wax Applicator

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Western Sumatra

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia?

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Abaca Cloth

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

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Dance Apron

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

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wrapper

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

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Explore Hats

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Head Scarf

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

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Kengtung

Head Ring

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

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

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Sept Iles Maliotenam

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, South Tunisia

Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia

Headdress

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Aguacatan

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Hat

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

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

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

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

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Wall Hanging

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra

Purse

Asia: East Asia, China

Table Cloth Fragment

North America: Canada

Bolster Cover

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Rug

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, Oudref

Cloth

Asia: South Asia, Bangladesh

Jacket

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Amami-oshima Island

Pillow Case

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Bursa

Cloth

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Collar

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Blouse Fragment

North America: Central America, Belize, Maya Mopan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Bag

South America: Central South America, Bolivia

Food Cover

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

Sample

Africa

Blouse

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

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, France

Horse Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Eastern Townships

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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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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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