Changeable Silk Damask 1820s

Changeable Silk Damask
1820s

Habit dress c 1820

Habit dress
c 1820

Althea McNish Rubra 1961

Althea McNish Rubra
1961

Rare Macao Export Skirt third quarter 18th c

Rare Macao Export Skirt
third quarter 18th c

Rare Chinese Export Skirt 1730-40s

Rare Chinese Export Skirt
1730-40s

10 m of Gold Fringing 18/19th c

10 m of Gold Fringing
18/19th c

Passementrie - Gold Wire Mid 18th c

Passementrie - Gold Wire
Mid 18th c

Crewel Woolwork 1888

Crewel Woolwork
1888

Pineapple Shape Workbag c 1800

Pineapple Shape Workbag
c 1800

Lady Josiah Child's Staymaker's Bill May 1704.

Lady Josiah Child's Staymaker's Bill
May 1704.

Arthur Lee Of Birkenhead second half 1920s

Arthur Lee Of Birkenhead
second half 1920s

Italian Embroidery  17th c

Italian Embroidery
17th c

Peranakan Wedding Boots Late 19th c

Peranakan Wedding Boots
Late 19th c

Chinese Export Painted Robe painted 1750/1760s/made 1770s

Chinese Export Painted Robe
painted 1750/1760s/made 1770s

Indian Export Apron Late 18th c

Indian Export Apron
Late 18th c

Embroidered & Quilted Skirt Queen Anne (1702-14)

Embroidered & Quilted Skirt
Queen Anne (1702-14)

Featured items

This month we are concentrating on the Export Market, an area of particularly interest for  me. How weavers and embroiderers in China and India, adapted their skills and copied and altered Western design to promote trade. A skirt embroidered in the Chinese enclave of Macau for the Portuguese market during the early 18th century is a very rare item of dress. Another Chinese skirt of silk damask with a fashionable huge pattern, also to be seen on silk wall coverings in grand houses. A beautiful Chinese hand painted dress, the fabric 1750/60s would have been sent to England and made into a robe. This expensive fabric was then re made in the 1770s. In Madras, India chequered design cotton was woven for export. A more upmarket silk and cotton mix would have been exported to Europe by the East India Companies, and made into garments. We have a very nice check apron in this section.

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Meg