A daily dose of textiles,cloth and materials for all who are passionate about the stuff.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Antique textiles

OK, so my intention to post everyday has gone a bit weird - I know it has been months since I last spoke to you ! But here goes.

Today- A few detailed images to inspire you from my huge  Antique Textile and Bag  collection .

1920s seed pearl evening bag, possibly French.

Raw Silk piece with embroidery from Indian. Made as panels to be made up into dress for the British Market. c.1860s.

Beaded silk bag from the 1930s.

Tambour embroidery on silk. Very old folded purse. c 1840s.

Purse (attached to a belt) from an Albanian costume . Couched Goldwork on felt. c. 1890s. Note the red beads on the tassels - to ward off the evil spirits.       

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