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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Hanging

Asia: West Asia, Iran

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Theatre Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Dress

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Indus Kohistan

Wedding Vest

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Dance Skirt

Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Blouse

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

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Shoulder Cloth

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Ceremonial Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Basket

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Aceh

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Skirt

Asia: South Asia, India, Mizoram or; Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Chin

Wrapper

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

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northeastern Thailand

Waist Cloth

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

Shoulder Cloth Or Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, 2nd Division, Paku

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Maluku, Sangir

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Earring

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Explore Hats

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Hat

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

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

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

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Baluchistan

Head Cloth

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

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Official Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headband Fragment

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Headband

South America: Western South America, Peru, South Coast

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

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

Headband

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria

Hat

Africa

Hat

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

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, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Baby Vest

North America: USA

Cushion Cover

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Table Runner

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Cushion Cover

Africa: North Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains

Chair Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Monk's Stole

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Sleeve Band

Asia: East Asia, China

Rug

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

Blanket

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Cloth

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Curtain

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Belt

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Sash

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Cushion Cover

Europe: Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Norway

Belt

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Shawl

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England, Norwich

Shirt

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan or Asia, Central Asia, Afghanistan

Hanging

Asia: West Asia, Iran

Create Your Own Collection!

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Dive in!

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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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Étoffez vos connaissances

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What's On!

Learn more about our current exhibitions

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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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Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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