A selection of some of the wonderful textiles we've collected over the years - embroideries or weavings which don't fit into the other categories. Enjoy browsing
A beautiful hand stitched panel - part of a tradional woman's apron from the H'mong hilltribe of the Golden Triangle area.
Predominantly red and blue with cross stitched patterns and hand stitched applique.
Size: 68 x 12.5 cms.
Wonderful finely embroidered and appliqued straps used by H'mong hilltribe women on their fabulous embroidered costumes.
All feature geometric appliqued designs, and all are different. The photograph shows a sample
size approx 50 x 8 cms.
Exquisite hand woven piece from Sumatra. Deep maroon red with pale gold thread woven in intricate detail. Weavings like this are known as "songkets" and are famous in western Sumatra where they are used in ceremonies as expressions of family prosperity.
Edged at both ends with fine lace work trim in gold thread
Size 31 x 86 cms (including edgings)
Supplementary weft weaving from southern Sumatra.
The design is naturally dyed deep reds and dark blue on natural pale brown cotton background
Size: 75 x 83 cms.
A beautiful silk brocade with blue, red and white silk threads on a pale yellow silk background. This piece was woven in northern Thailand to be worn over the shoulder. It has some age to it but I'm not sure how old!
Size: 47 x 108 cms with a black piece at the top to hang it from
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