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, Great Britain, England

Dance Skirt

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Wedding Dress

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Wedding Shawl

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

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Shawl

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

Wedding Jacket

Asia: East Asia, China

Ceremonial Mask

Africa: West Africa, Cameroon, Oku

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Hunter's Coat

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Prayer Rug

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

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Throne Cover

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Dance Apron

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

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Shoulder Cloth

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Leggings

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Ring

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Vest

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Abaca Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Printing Block

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Tube Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Blouse

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Shoulder Cloth

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

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Yardage

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, National Capitol Region, City of Manila

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Belt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Wan Sai village

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Explore Hats

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Hat

Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

North America: Mexico, Chiapas, Tenejepa

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Bonnet

Europe

Head Cloth

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

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Wrapper Strip

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Belt

North America: Central America, Guatemala; Totonicapán Department

Trousers

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Jacket

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

Bib

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Curtain

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Tent Band Fragment

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan

Food Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Himachal Pradesh

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Quilt Top

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Lindsay

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Create Your Own Collection!

Add items to Your Collection and share with colleagues or friends via email.

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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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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Get ‘Wild’

Flora and Fauna Declassified

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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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