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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Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Ceremonial Sash End

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Kula

Wedding Kimono

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Monk's Stole

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Ceremonial Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Shaman's Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Western Anatolia, Kula

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Wedding Skirt

Asia: East Asia, China

Prayer Panel

Asia: West Asia, Turkey?

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Leather Strap

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Jo Phu Sie village

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Kelantan

Shoulder Cloth

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

Skirt Border

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt

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

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, East Timor

Shoulder Cloth

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

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Wrapper

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

Skirt

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

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Ceremonial Sash

Asia: South East Asia, Laos

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

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

Towel

Asia: East Asia, Japan, Tokyo

Bonnet

Europe: Central Europe, Austria

Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia

Headband

Asia: West Asia, Palestine

Veil

Asia: West Asia, Palestine, Ramallah

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Turban

Asia: East Asia, China, Southern China, Guizhou Province, Shi Tou Zhai village

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Head Scarf

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Hat

South America: Western South America, Peru, Chinchero

Head Ring

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Central Turkmenistan

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Head Cloth

South America: Western South America, Peru, Central Coast

Cap

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Explore Woven Textiles

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Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Cover

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Christening Dress

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec, Montreal

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Altar Hanging

Asia: East Asia, China

Clutch Purse

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy, Assisi

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Cushion Cover

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

Fragment

Africa: North Africa, Egypt

Doll

Asia: East Asia, China

Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Shawl

Africa: North Africa, Morocco or Europe: Western Europe, Iberia, Spain

Rank Badge

Asia: East Asia, China, Beijing

Apron

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

Seating Mat

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Cloth

Europe: Western Europe, France

Shawl

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

Skirt

Europe: Western Europe, Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Volendam

Rug

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Rajasthan, Jaisalmer

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Dive in!

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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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What's On!

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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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