Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.


Indian Export Gujerati Embroidery
18th century

Charmingly naive design, beautifully embroidered and made for the Western market.  This would probably been a bedcover as it is lined and has fine cotton wadding. Look good framed.


The cotton ground embroidered with snarling animals, elegant deer, a variety of  flying birds and insects, between flower and fruit covered trees, using twisted siks with a tambour needle, in fushia, pink, blue, green, yellow silks on a medium shade ground, lined with linen and with evidence of a cotton filling, 33 x 6 inches; 85 x15 cm


There is a large water stain near the right hand palm tree, 3 in; 8 cm at widest x 1 1/2 in; 4 cm deep. You really only notice this when you look closely.