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Antique Central Asian Suzani. Silk Embroidery on Cotton Circa 1850 Size 84" x 77" Size 214 x 159 cm Top Image is Detail

Silk Embroidery on Cotton Circa 1850 Size x Size 214 x 159 cm Top Image is Detail

exercicedestyle: from Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles: A Japanese Indigo Boro. Composed in 1900 but made of earlier fragments of shibori, katazome and kasuri. These patchwork boros define beautifully the idea of nobility with humility. Composed of indigo scraps to form covers.

Hand-embroidered Kashmir shawl mantle, 1870s --

Hand-embroidered Kashmir shawl mantle, The brilliantly hued mantle was fashioned from a hand-embroidered Indian Kashmir shawl. Lined with red satin and trimmed with variegated chenille fringe, the mantle closes in front with concealed hooks.

19th c. Scottish Paisley

In the UK, fashionable clothing for the masses became possible only with the growth of a textile industry, especially at Paisley, Scotland which became famous for shawls woven in a distinctive pattern. These gave Paisley pattern its name.