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

Prayer Rug

Europe: Eastern Europe, Balkans, Romania

Festival Jacket

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Initiation Shirt

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

Priest's Robe

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Dance Skirt

Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Throne Cover

Asia: East Asia, China

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Gift Cover

Asia: East Asia, Japan

Funerary Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Prayer Rug

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Ceremonial Cloth

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

Wedding Shawl

Asia: South Asia, Pakistan, Punjab

Dance Skirt

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

Ceremonial Cloth

Asia: South Asia, Bhutan

Wedding Dress

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

Wedding Trousers

Asia: East Asia, China, Central China, Sichuan, Chengdu

Ceremonial Tunic

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sulawesi

Wedding Shawl

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

Theatre Robe

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore South East Asian Textiles

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Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region

Puppet

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia; Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Skirt

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

Loincloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Myanmar, Shan, Lake Inle district

Ceremonial Wrapper

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Waist Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Shoulder Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Belt Ornament

Asia: South East Asia, Cambodia

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia

Trousers

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali

Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak

Explore Hats

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Head Cloth

Asia: West Asia, Israel, Nazareth

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Cap

Asia: Central Asia, Turkmenistan, Central Turkmenistan

Head Cloth

Africa: North Africa, Tunisia, South Tunisia

Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Cap

Africa: West Africa, Nigeria

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area, Cordillera Administrative Region- Mountain Province, Bontoc

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Leg Wrapper

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Hat

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai Province

Hat

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

Baby Bonnet

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, England

Hat

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Sash

Asia: West Asia, Turkey

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Java

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China, Northern China, Shanxi

Head Cloth

Asia: South East Asia, Philippines

Festival Hat

Asia: East Asia, China

Explore Tea Cosies

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Tea Cosy

North America: Canada

Tea Cosy

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

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Western Canada, British Columbia

Tea Cosy

North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

Tea Cosy

Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland

Explore Woven Textiles

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Blouse

North America: Central America, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Comalapa

Towel

North America: Canada

Shawl

Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Punjab

Sirih Container

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Timor

Pillow End

Asia: East Asia, China

Belt Purse

Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan

Sampler

Europe

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Altar Cloth

Europe: Southern Europe, Italy

Panel

Asia: East Asia, China

Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

Wedding Skirt

Asia: South East Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung

Vest

Asia: East Asia, China

Hanging

Asia: West Asia, Iran

Hanging

Asia: South Asia, India, Western India, Gujarat, Saurashtra

Ear Muffs

Asia: East Asia, China

Rank Badge

Asia: East Asia, China

Belt

South America: Western South America, Peru

Belt

South America: Central South America, Bolivia

Commemorative Cloth

Africa: East Africa, Uganda?

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Dive in!

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What's On!

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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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