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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Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Coffin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Houaphan

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Dance Sling

South America: Western South America, Peru, Cuzco, Pitumarca

Coffin Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia

Chasuble

Europe: Western Europe, France

Wedding Vest

Asia: East Asia, China

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos, Vientiane

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Chalice Cover

Europe: Western Europe, France

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Skirt

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Southern Sumatra

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Sash End

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

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Apron

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Shoulder Cloth

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

Skirt

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

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Wrapper

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Explore Hats

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Cover

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Turban

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Headband

North America: Central America, Guatemala

Sash

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Head Cloth

North America: Central America, Guatemala

Hat

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Cap

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Headband

Africa: North Africa, Morocco, High Atlas Mountains

Hat

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatera Barat, Padang Highlands, Padang Maqek village

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Veil

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Hat

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Bulgaria

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Syria

Veil

Europe

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

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Explore Woven Textiles

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Belt

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Kurdistan, Bijar

Cloth

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Underdress

Europe

Cover

Asia: West Asia, Iran

Blanket

Africa: West Africa, Mali

Apron

Oceania: Pacific Islands, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Ambai Island

Panel

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Bodice

Europe: Western Europe, France, Upper Normandy, Eure-et-Loir department, Jouy

Dress

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Boot

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet

Blanket

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Coverlet

Asia: Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara

Shoulder Bag

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Purse

Asia: East Asia, China

Bolster Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Monk's Robe

Asia: East Asia, China, Tibet, Eastern Tibet

Purse

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Collar

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Create Your Own Collection!

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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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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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Étoffez vos connaissances

Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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