I’ve been taking a much needed break from the computer and catching up on magazines and movies.  But this morning I turned on my computer and got to digging around the Textile Museum of Canada‘s website.  I’ve posted some things from the site before, but it really is a never ending source of inspiration and a good place to visit if you want to learn more about the history of textiles.  This morning was all about blouses, collars, cloaks and coats.

West African blouse, 20th century

West African blouse, 1940-1960

Blouse panel, San Blas Islands, 1975

Ceremonial Tunic, Southeast Asia, 1930-1970

Cloak, Afghanistan, 1950-1970

Coat, Myanmar, 1870-1900

Collar, China, 1900-1950

Dress, Waziristan, 1930-1980

Dress, England, date unknown