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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Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi, Gimput

Ceremonial Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Puno, Juli?

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Wedding Shoe Cover

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

Altar Cloth

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Shirt

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Swat

Wedding Shawl

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

Coffin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Altar Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Panderma

Monk's Stole

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Masquerade Costume

Africa: West Africa, Côte d'Ivoire

Temple Banner

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Central Anatolia

Throne Cover

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Theatre Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Wrapper

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Book Cover

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

Wedding Cloth

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Nan

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Cloth

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Terengganu

Loom

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Loin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Explore Hats

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Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Belgium

Head Ring

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

Towel

Europe: Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Zactovna-Bukovina, Village of Kitzman

Hat Band

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

Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Headband

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Sindh or Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Kutch

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Hat

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

Cap

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands, Utrecht province, Spakenburg

Towel

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Tokyo

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Hat Flap

Asia: East Asia, China

Carrying Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Sacatepequez, San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Bonnet

Europe

Headband

Asia: East Asia, China

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

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Underdress

North America: Canada

Rug

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Skirt

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

Sirih Cover

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

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Shawl

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Canchis, Checacupe

Shawl

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, Kairouan governorate, Kairouan

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Double Bag

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Eastern Iran, Khorasan

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine

Panel

Europe: Eastern Europe, Ukraine

Wall Hanging

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Strip

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Blouse Fragment

North America: Central America, Belize, Maya Mopan

Tube Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Mimaropa- Occidental Mindoro, Mananao

Cover

Asia: South Asia, India or Asia: West Asia, Iran

Purse

Asia: East Asia, China

Tent Bag

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Western Turkmenistan

Sash End

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

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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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