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.

Leek Embroidery Society
c 1900

Great colours and it is nice to see the original hand block printing to the right hand end of the first border, which has not been embroidered. The tussor silk would have been imported  from India and dyed by Thomas Wardle.* These pieces would look good framed. I can sell them seperately.



Two borders, each embroidered with terracotta, cream flowers, with three repeats of slanting flowers with green and yellow leafy stems, between narrow borders with a wavy bud and stem design, all on terracotta tussur silk.

17 1/2 x 8 1/2 in; 45 x 22 cm



Very very good. There is machine stitching to the short edges, presumably to stop the fraying. Whether this is original I am not sure. The right hand border has a couple of small holes to the centre, which can only be seen by holding the piece to the light. Once framed or mounted these will not show.


* www.meg-andrews.com/articles/Leek-Embroidery-Society

Dye, Print, Stitch.Textiles. Textiles by Thomas & Elizabeth Wardle by Brenda M King.

Silk and Empire by Brenda M King

Price: on request

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