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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.

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Afghanistan’s constitution was drafted by a committee appointed in October 2002. This rug shows the drafting committee sitting around a table on which the main elements of the constitution are laid out. Behind them is a blue map of Afghanistan. The image was taken from a political education poster describing the process. The constitution was formalized in January 2004. It establishes a presidential system with Islam acknowledged as the "sacred religion" and immutably protected. Pashtu and Farsi (also called Dari) are the official languages of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with Turkmen and Uzbek acknowledged as official languages in areas where they are spoken by a majority. Shia law is applicable in personal matters wherever both parties are followers of the Shia sect. The new parliament consists of the lower House of the People and the upper House of the Elders. The constitution allocates two Vice Presidents to balance the power of the President.

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