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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Altar Cover

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, North Coast

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Blouse

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

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Temple Hanging

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Iran, Northeast Iran, Horasan

Bullock Horn Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Altar Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Wedding Dress

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Northwest Frontier Province

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Skirt

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

Shoulder Cloth

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

Shoulder Cloth

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

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Skirt

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

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo, Apo Kayan

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Sulu Archipelago

Jacket Back

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Shoulder Cloth

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

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Shaman's Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar

Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northeastern Thailand, Kalasin province

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Turban

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Head Cloth

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

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru

Head Scarf

Europe: Western Europe, France

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Nazca

Hat Flap

Asia: East Asia, China

Hat

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

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Head Kerchief

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Northern Afghanistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Head Ring Flap

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

Turban

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Western Afghanistan

Head Cloth

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

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Explore Woven Textiles

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Shawl

South America: Central South America, Bolivia, Potosi

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatera Selatan, Palembang

Towel

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Tube Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java, Yogyakarta

Dress

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

Placemat

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Pillow Case

Europe: Central Europe, Hungary

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Altar Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Lace-Making Pillow

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Purse

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Greece

Belt

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

Bedding Cover

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Rug

North America: Canada

Jacket

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand

Trousers

North America: Central America, Guatemala; Sololá

Skirt

Asia: East Asia, Korea

Table Cover

Europe: Eastern Europe

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Dive in!

Learn more about textiles at our events

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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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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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Étoffez vos connaissances

Apprenez-en plus sur les textiles lors de nos événements

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